The Middle… Words of Gratitude

Thanksgiving was hard, and meaningful, and so full of so much. I was grateful for so much, and yet I was so sad and bitter, as well. It was especially hard to look around my table, and not see my Mother there… for the first time in years.


Recently I’ve found myself powerfully tuned in  to the world around me. Colors are brighter (the foliage blows my mind daily!); music moves me more than usual; I notice people around me and see them with fresh eyes. There are lots of reasons, no doubt, but the experience does not need defining. So, for this week’s Middle I just want to say thank you for the things that I am fortunate to have.  I just want to be in this moment and express some words of Gratitude.

I am grateful for the meaningful moments I have shared with my mother lately. Amidst all the gray and pain, those fleeting minutes have been sublime.

I am grateful for three healthy, intelligent, amazing kids, who I love more than anything. They make me lucky, even at the worst times… some of which they bring about… and shine in the best times, some…

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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