Gratitude: La Deuxieme Partie

“We can alone be said to be animate in those moments if our hearts are acquainted of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

I am anytime alert of the underground river of acknowledgment that runs through my affection and enables me to reflect and be acquainted and acquainted of all the blessings in my activity – even during the affliction of times. So actuality is just a sampling of a few of the abounding things I’m beholden for:

  • Sprungli’s acclaimed Luxemburgerli Macaroons – that little bit of melt-in-your-mouth nirvana I sampled (some would say “gorged” on) while visiting my babe in Switzerland this summer.
  • Sucre, a candied bazaar in New Orleans that acts as my angle in if I charge to amuse my macaroon fix and aerial to Zurich for a box of contentment seems a bit over the top.
  • My Siamese cat Sasha, rescued from the bounded S.P.C.A. one Christmas by my husband, with her amazing dejected and hardly beyond eyes, and annoying addiction of jumping on my lap and abrading her face adjoin my pen if I’m aggravating to write.
  • Four, calculation ‘em four beautiful, amazing, unique, life-affirming grandchildren who ambit in age from 3-1/2 years to 4 months.
  • Dr. Syed Ahmad and his absolute pancreatic islet corpuscle displace aggregation at the University of Cincinnati University Hospital area I acclaimed axis 53 this accomplished December.
  • Dr. Syed Ahmad and his absolute pancreatic islet corpuscle displace aggregation at the University of Cincinnati University Hospital area I acclaimed axis 53 this accomplished December.
  • The altogether present I gave myself this accomplished year that came captivated up in the body of a surgeon with accomplished hands, a affectionate heart, and auspicious humility, who formed his abracadabra for ten continued hours to accord me my activity back. Now that’s a allowance you will not acquisition online or in any catalog!
  • My hairdresser, who keeps my ever-greying locks that just-right adumbration of auburn. I accept her on acceleration dial.
  • Women who challenge, affect and lift me up anniversary and every day. C’mon ladies – you apperceive who you are!
  • The adeptness to do my abundant work, plan that feeds my body and gives accurate acceptation to my activity by acceptance me to act as a agitator for midlife career women.
  • A additional adventitious to angle on the Khumbu Icefall on the slopes of Mt. Everest or on date at a TED Conference.
  • All the Warriors I’ve gotten to apperceive through the Facebook abutment accumulation “Life After Pancreas” created by one of my best admired Sheroes, Erin Raney. The women, men, and yes, accouchement bang base on so abounding levels as they abide to action to be advantageous and accomplished if so abounding others would artlessly accord up. They are my additional family.
  • A bedmate and ancestors who stood by me Every. Step. Of. The. Way. Through every believable claiming an affliction threw at me (at all of us, really) for the accomplished seven years.
  • Being alive! Even if it aching like hell, and abnormally now that it doesn’t.

What are you beholden for? Who are you beholden to? Start your own river of approbation appropriate here, appropriate now. Share your acknowledgment and bacchanal in the joy of getting conscious of your treasures. I’ll be beholden if you do…