A Grateful Heart

We can only be alive in those
moments when our hearts are
conscious of our treasures.

~Thorton Wilder~ 

Find the good and praise it.

~Alex Haley~

My sister and brother-in-law are a treasure and I’m grateful to have them in my life. I just spent three weeks with Betsy and Steve, all of that time feeling completely at home in their home.  Many of those days  were stressful while we were in the midst of moving my Mom into an assisted living facility.  Both Betsy and Steve  were excellent role models for me, handling the stress with grace and calm, and doing what needed to be done.  I’ve got the greatest sister on the planet and couldn’t ask for a better brother-in-law.  They are both extraordinary human beings and together they are a strong and loving force.  Since “silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone”, as Gertrude Stein said, I want to express my gratitude out loud.

Thank You Betsy & Steve!

Another reason for today’s post is that it’s Steve’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Steve!

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6 Responses to A Grateful Heart

  1. joan newman says:

    Steve and Betsy are two amazing people like you said. Great pictures of both of them.
    I am sure Betsy is making Steve a wonderful birthday dinner.

  2. Barbara Beale says:

    You do have the most wonderful family!

  3. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the kind words. I too am grateful for you as my sister. I think the joint effort payed off and things are looking up.

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