by Crystal Pirri on September 2, 2014

  1. My grandma, happy birthday!
  2. Kombucha scoby from a friend
  3. Handbook of Nature Study book I ordered came today
  4. My husband planted my lilac shoots, worked on the garage, AND folded laundry today, I appreciate him so much
  5. Learning every moment. So many people to learn from.
  6. My helpful toddler
  7. Turning this off to be with my babies


by Garrett on September 2, 2014

1. God

2. Crystal and Marc and the doctors and nurses who helped Ava

3. Friends who say what happened

4. Cassie enjoys the town pool

5. A town and a monument

6. Finding some like minded individuals

7. And a world that I’m welcome to

8. Julia’s Life is Poetry series and more poetry



by IrisSoto-Mote on September 1, 2014

to God for all His blessings

a day off

no schedule today

laundry is done

hours spend reading this morning

the scarf is almost finished

classical music coming from my son’s room








by Sally on September 1, 2014

  1. A call from someone who means the world to me
  2. Fierce love
  3. Quick thinking
  4. Trusting yourself
  5. Moms who know just what to do
  6. Resilience
  7. Happy endings
  8. Finding the gift in every situation
  9. The lesson in every challenge
  10. Reflection

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Thank You

by Crystal Pirri on September 1, 2014

  1. For my daughter’s health- and that she’s here, happy
  2. For poison control hotline
  3. For great doctors and AMAZING nurses
  4. That she didn’t end up having a reaction (to black nightshade berries)
  5. For the way we all just did what need to be done, last minute, like spending the night in the hospital with no preparation, and also a 7wk old :)
  6. For the sleep we did get
  7. For Ava’s laughing and playing and joy
  8. For the nurses who all said she was their happiest patient, and patiend of the year, etc
  9. For her dad who was there for her endlessly
  10. This

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by Garrett on September 1, 2014

1. God

2. Rain but not too much

3. Driving to Maine

4. An outing with Cassie and David

5. By the water

6. A pleasant spot to enjoy lobsters; Cassie remarked that this is a happy place

7. A good conversation about honesty and avoidance

8. A breakthrough for Cassie

9. Flowers for our neighbors

10. A day ahead


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by IrisSoto-Mote on August 31, 2014

Grateful for…

God’s messages when I’m in doubt

an afternoon spend building houses for fairies with my granddaughter

my grandson is feeling better

and the little one is just adorable

an art shop and getting almost everything my son needed for college and something for me too

no work tomorrow, no alarm tomorrow

a simple dinner tonight

having some TV shows in common with my son (a good way to spend some time together)

a calendar with all the art exhibitions in the area already mark



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today and antique and future worlds

by Helen on August 31, 2014

Very grateful for:

God’s todays, and antique and future worlds

Mornings with the herbs, just watering them and snipping them is wonderful

Garrett’s lists of David and Hannah’s triumphs

Amelia’s ability to teach middle schoolers

New lemon cucumbers from the Farmer’s Market

Textbooks available in downloadable pdfs

A scholarship received, just in time

Puddles on the pavement—indicating we’ve had much needed rain

Breathing in slowly and exhaling longer

Life is our dictionary … This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it … Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson in a talk given 177 years ago today.

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by Garrett on August 31, 2014


2. A zinnia’s diadem

3. Butterflies

4. vegetables to bring to my parents

5. An evening wedding with a party in front of an apple tree

6. somewhere I have not visited

7. Cool breezes

8. Buildings that endure

9. People brought together


by Garrett on August 30, 2014

1. God

2. A kind orthodontist who took time out of his holiday to fix David’s problem with his braces

3. David has been a good sport about the whole thing and was greatly appreciative to the doctor

4. Rachel for all her work with David, and David’s acceptance that there are times when people will move on

5. Cassie threw a backyard party for Bill and Michel

6. Meeting pleasant guests, especially young, confident people

7. Lynn, Bill’s sister, thanked us for bringing two families together

8. Putting fallen sunflower stalks in a large vase with hopes they might continue to bloom

9. Keeping things simple

10. Hannah in her nursing scrubs, surrounded by her classmates