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I Am So Thankful!!!!!!!!!

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I Am So Thankful!!!!!!!!!

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. Woody Allen

I have so much to be thankful for today! I am busier than ever with music “stuff” and the band is doing really well. I am cooking dinner for the family and friends that have chosen to spend their holiday with us. So, over the next two days I will be cleaning and cooking like a mad woman. My husband is healthy and so am I, what more could you really ask for? Rosie and Mojo are doing great! They are very happy animals and have adjusted to living with each other in harmony. We have a great gig coming up this weekend and I am so thankful for Brother Bob, my friend of over 12 years, for sitting in with us, he has such a beautiful spirit. I am also thankful for Harmonica Rick Gibson for sitting in and being a part of us!

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote in 2010 and it’s amazing how the words still hold true for our current economic crisis!

Much like the first pilgrims, many families have seen the last two years as very harsh with job loss, lack of money for even the most simple staples as food, and many have had to go without some of the basic necessities of life. This year I think it is more important than ever that we remember those of us who have been less fortunate. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful gesture this year to give back a little of the good fortune we have had to those less fortunate. We can all do this in small ways by simply donating food to a food bank, clothes to a shelter or place that donates the clothing to needy families, or even volunteering at a shelter or soup kitchen.

This holiday season take a few minutes to find a way to give back, even if you have been less than fortunate, we all have something we can give this holiday season that is sure to warm the heart of some other person out there who has less than you. Be thankful and full of joy this holiday season!

With that I leave you with Miss Billie Holiday…. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

 

The Child’s Gift

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The Child’s Gift

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. Robert C. Gallagher

I just had the most interesting conversation with my daughter! It just dawned on me that, yes, she indeed is a young woman. She is no longer the child that I held in my arms. She stands taller than me for goodness sake! I am proud of her, she just graduated early and is finding her path in life. My sincerest hope is that she follows her artistic path or “autistic path” as I affectionately call it. Being artistic is such a pain in the ass and she knows it too. We talked about how being an artist can cause you a lot of pain. The painting at the top of my blog is one of hers. She never ceases to amaze me with her abilities. I am a very lucky woman to have brought such a beautiful treasure into this world. And yes that is her picture on the blog entry, how lucky am I!