35 things

  1. The anniversary of receiving my body
  2. The way the Earth stays on that perfect path around the sun, year after year
  3. The cooler temperatures of the tilt-side
  4. My mom, for birth and everything after
  5. My dad, for holding me always
  6. My grandparents- a photo of my grandpa carrying me and everything he’s taught me, my grandma who is my heart within my heart
  7. All the times I’ve been rescued by family- when I knew it or not
  8. Including tonight, when I overloaded the wood stove and the “too hot” alarm sounded- Mark walked me through it on the phone
  9. My husband, who I love more deeply than I knew possible
  10. My daughters,  who teach me everyday, who I love more than I can ever comprehend
  11. My friends. I am a billionaire in the wealth of friends. From business friends, creative friends, moms, homeschool moms, old friends, new friends, I am honored to be in such amazing company
  12. For my work in the world, I am humbled I get to do work that is so life-changing and helpful, and fun
  13. For the cat, who has become my little shadow and a joy in my day
  14. For this amazing house, which I gratefully didn’t burn down tonight (knock on wood) and which is cozy and beautiful and peaceful
  15. For the years life sucked- to make the contrast this much better
  16. For understanding now that even if everything was lost, I’d still be capable of having peace and happiness
  17. For all the teachers who led me here
  18. For all the teachers who share what they know, to everyone who needs it
  19. For books and resources
  20. For the internet, which opened more worlds to me than I can fully comprehend
  21. For Ohio- my new home, a place of opportunites and possibilities, of amazing people and places
  22. For Montana, my forever home, for her beauty and ruggedness
  23. For the stepping stones along the way – everything that taught me the slightest thing
  24. For intuition, which never leads me astray
  25. For creative ideas, fast typing late at night
  26. For the technical skill to execute them
  27. For my heart, which reminds me so quickly if I’m on the right track
  28. For Wordlessness, which allows me to connect with my heart
  29. For the family life we’ve created, and continue to create
  30. For taking care of myself, exquisitely
  31. For the open spaces and great unknowns of the future, where something better than I can imagine can come in
  32. For God, who’s in us all, giving us this experience of life
  33. For options, and the awareness to see them
  34. For obstacles, which propel us forward
  35. For this: gratitude, openness, moments of reflection and joy

4 thoughts on “35 things

  1. Happy Birthday! You inspire and challenge us. I am proud to call you cousin.
    (Thank you God that you decided Crystal should be and you ignite her passion daily.)
    No wonder you overheated your home.

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