At A Glance…

Each new day is God’s way of saying one more time: hold dear each changing season.

December 28, 2019

Hello, sweet friend…

As 2019 comes to a close I’m reflecting on all the changes that have occurred in this past decade. There have been many blessings along the way…family…friends…(furry children)…

December 2010…Darjeeling wearing a pink cast after breaking her leg
January 2011…Canyon Crest Town Center…Riverside, Ca.

Reflection can be beneficial… particularly as we close out the past 10 years and prepare to begin a fresh new decade.

June 2011…A mantra I used for my first year in retirement
June 2011…last week of teaching elementary school 30 years

In some ways I’m the happiest I’ve ever been…

July 2011…enjoying our California home

The years have led me to where I needed to go…

August 2012…my first garden California

led me through dark seasons…

September 2012playing with my kids California

as I look down the road and enter a new year… a new decade I see the possibility ahead. The end of 2019 asks for me to pause and cast a vision…

September 2013… a weekly hike Mt. Rubidoux Riverside, Ca.

Furry pets passed away…

December 2013…Celebrating a milestone birthday

August 2014…California home garden party

July 2015…Made the move to the Oregon coast

family members became ill.. we moved states…sold 2 homes…bought another home…retired. Some friends faded away…while others have become closer along with new friendships being formed.

August 2016..Oregon coast beach cottage

I’ve learned… grown…hopefully improved and of course in some ways most likely declined. Yes, this decade has shaped me into who I am right now.

December 2017 New Year’s Eve

Viewing this entire decade in totality is awe-inspiring and certainly worthy of practicing gratitude for the blessings along the way.

October 2018…The Ritz Hotel Paris France celebrating 15 years of marriage

As I look ahead to the 2020’s, I ask myself; what do I want to be? what do I want to leave behind? or…what do I really want out of this life?

September 2019 MacKenzie…move in day to our new home

I choose not to worry about how to get there just yet… because I have learned that those paths will unfold in small steps…not in miles.

Sweet peas…2019

If anything this past decade is a welcome reminder to always have hope…that any problem I’m currently facing will be overcome; and anything I’m hoping for can be achieved.

Wishing you blessings for a prosperous New Year…

Happy 2020!

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7 Responses to At A Glance…

  1. Memarge says:

    Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your husband! I really enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Donna Kelly says:

    On this last day of the decade being 2019, may we welcome the next and have a Happy and Healthy 2020. Cheers to our friendship across many miles. xoxo

  3. Joe says:

    Thank you for the wonderful way of reflecting on the past decade and the reminder of hope as a spiritual gift. Happy New Year!

  4. Delores Christensen says:

    Happy New Year Marcia and Joe. We are well in Arizona. Will do some traveling in 2020 and may be your way. Wayne and Delores. And Willie Dog

  5. Barbara Stoffel says:

    Wow this is an amazing story/journey ! You inspire me.

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