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Week 47 – thankful

November 25, 2012


This week we’re focusing on “thankful”. I have a lot to be thankful for.  I wanted to think beyond my immediate sphere of husband, kids, house, car – the things that are a part of my every day life. I am thankful for those things, and I’m sure I take a lot for granted most of the time.

Tomorrow I turn 40, and I have had a great first 40 years.    I wouldn’t have had those 40 years if it wasn’t for the two people in the photo below – my parents.   I am thankful for my parents.   Without them, well, I wouldn’t be here.    They played a bit part in shaping who I turned out to be.   And thanks to them, I am aging very nicely.    I certainly got the good aging genes from them. 🙂

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I love that they still hold hands.    We should all hold hands more often.

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dividerMaybe next year, I’ll take the month of November to photograph one thing I’m thankful for every single day. I know others chose something to be thankful for each day, but it wasn’t that kind of month for me. Maybe November isn’t meant to be my thankful month, I might have to chose another month to recognize all that I’m thankful for. Or maybe I do it on the 26th day of each month – that might be a fun project to take on. There’s always time to find ways to be thankful in different ways …


10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2012 9:11 pm

    I love that they hold hands too! So wonderful.

    “but it wasn’t that kind of month for me” – that’s EXACTLY why you SHOULD do it! As crappy as a day, week, month may be … taking a few minutes to find one single thing, even if it’s just a bag of chips you enjoyed LOL! well, that’s the whole point.

    You best frame up that download, chickadee. Read it every day 😀


    • coolmama72 permalink*
      November 30, 2012 12:20 am

      I just meant that it wasn’t a month with extra time at all. I’m in a one-day-at-a-time kind of mode …

  2. November 25, 2012 9:14 pm

    OOOOPS!!! almost forgot …
    HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY!!!
    Welcome to the 4-0 club 🙂

    • coolmama72 permalink*
      November 30, 2012 12:19 am

      I feel welcome … LOL

  3. Vicky moreno sancho permalink
    November 26, 2012 12:18 pm

    I love what you’ ve writen to them and the picture too!
    Happy birthday Gwen, enjoy your day!

    • coolmama72 permalink*
      November 30, 2012 12:19 am

      thank you Vicky! I hope that you’re doing well (I need to see Cloe pictures, must check facebook 😉 )

  4. sheila m. cornish permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:35 pm

    love the parents strolling together! I’m thankful you share your wonderful talent, Gwen!

    • coolmama72 permalink*
      November 30, 2012 12:17 am

      aw, thanks Sheila!

  5. November 27, 2012 10:09 pm

    So sweet, Gwen…what a special tribute to your special parents! Hope your birthday was wonderful!!

    • coolmama72 permalink*
      November 30, 2012 12:17 am

      Thank you Ashley. And I had a pretty nice birthday. 🙂

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