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Spring Blog

Spring. A season of new beginnings and living in gratitude.

As we enter the season of spring (finally for those of us in New England!) I find myself thinking back over the past two seasons (winter and fall) and understanding more the journey of life I have travelled. Today I am grateful….for so many things:

  • A 34 year friendship that included a 30 year marriage. Years of happiness joy tears sadness sacrifice struggles and an inordinate amount of love laughter and lightness. I love you Mark
  • Beautiful caring and kind children whose family love is unbreakable
  • My littles who bring a smile to my face and a spark to my life and fill my heart with love
  • My family – they are my foundation, my people and I am blessed
  • Friends near and far – these people are my village and I love them all
  • Work that I enjoy – my work keeps me learning; keeps me sharp and keeps me focused on things other than myself. The work I do helps people live and enjoy their lives and that is important – I know the work I do makes a difference

I have climbed a steep mountain these past 8+ months and this journey has not been easy. I see the top and the lightness. I know that all of you have been with me along the way. That has helped tremendously.

Today I can say I am proud of myself and I know my truth. I am proud of my husband Mark and the life he lived. He was loving, he was kind and he made a difference to all that ever knew him. He was light. I am proud of our life together- all of it. Our experiences created a life I am grateful for today. I miss him terribly but I know he would be proud – of my journey; of the journey of our family; of our strength and of the knowledge of what truly matters in this world. It is kindness …… in whatever form it presents itself that matters. The kindness in a simple thank you or in letting someone into traffic. Kindness in a phone call simply to say hello, I am thinking about you. Kindness at work when you see someone and smile.

In this season of Spring think about new beginnings and kindness – to yourself and others.

#lovematters  #livemytruth #family  #tookthehill #kindness #seasonofspring

3 thoughts on “Spring Blog”

  1. Gratitude in action and witnessing the beauty as you come out of the darkness. Thank you, you are an amazing woman. I am honored to know you.

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  2. Love this! We could all chose a little more kindness. It seems so many personalize so many things: getting cut off, a co-worker didn’t tell me something, or meeting cancellations. We don’t think man I hope that person driving isn’t dealing with a tragedy, the co-worker must have made a mistake, or they had some emergency bigger thing at the moment- they knew I could handle it. #More kindness and caring!!

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  3. Thank you Leslie,
    Spring is the season of blossoming which provide us an oportunitty to appreciate our present while honoring and remembering our past, so the future can look brighter.
    I am happy to read your blog that is full of wisdom and helps me to appreciate more my own family.

    Best,
    Víctor

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