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Dear Friends and Family,
On this Memorial Day weekend I feel grateful to those who served and presently serve, knowing that I can not imagine the sacrifices that are made on a daily basis. I cannot comprehend the solemn realities many have faced in the line of duty. I am inspired by their courage and awed by their sense of duty.
On this Memorial Day weekend I feel grateful to be sober and content. Gone is the frenzied obsession to make sure I have enough wine to get me through a long weekend. Gone are the searches for an open store (for just a few hours on a holiday) before the weekend ended. To be free to enjoy life as it comes is a wonderful blessing.
At the onset I was disappointed once again not to have a plan, no barbeque or picnic, but quickly changed my thinking, deciding to make the best out of a stellar weekend. So I have contented myself to work outside some and then relax close to home.
Yesterday we spent a quiet day by the lake reading and then taking a short walk. Today, after some yard work, I am actually relaxing under the red maple finishing the book I started yesterday. For me to be relaxing in my own yard is something to mark on the calendar. It seldom happens. I have invisible blinders keeping me from seeing the weeds! I actually feel content and peaceful. It is a wonderful feeling.
Today on this unofficial beginning of the summer season, I am grateful for the beautiful weather, for the amazing return of lush summer foliage and beautiful flowers ... I am feeling relaxed, blessed, grateful, looking forward to the summer of 2015. I hope this finds you in good health and happy spirits as well.
Love and blessings to all.