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10 Reasons Why I Love Spring

Spring has sprung here in East Tennessee and I am thrilled.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the windows are open.  It’s pretty awesome.  So here are my top 10 reasons why I love spring.

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Thankfulness 3.30.11

Photo by Emily McAlpine

Last spring during Lent instead of giving up something, I spent a little bit of time each day coming up with 10 things that I was thankful for. I’m a little ashamed to admit that it was hard to come up with different things each time, but it also changed my mood each day. I realized how much I have, how absolutely blessed I am, and it really helped put me in a humble mood for lent. This year I got a little bit of a late start, but today I am going to share 10 things I am thankful for.

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As the holiday season rushes at me with hurricane wind force, I find myself a little dazed.  I woke up the other morning completely stunned that it was November.  Wasn’t it just May?  Wasn’t it just sunny?  Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays.  I love getting together with family, decorations, food, and of course we have discussed my addiction to presents.  But right now when all the planning lies ahead, it’s a bit overwhelming.

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