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Today I Love This Sunny Beginning

Good morning

Today I love this sunny beginning to this glorious day of change. I love that the predawn sky was glowing with the promise of coming spring, even though it is weeks away yet. I love that I am sitting in my Wednesday office with my hair a bit crazy and a wild look on my face as I edit things and write things and I love thinking that people must...
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Today I Love Feeling Strong

Did I ever mention that I love ...

Today I love feeling strong and good after a good night's sleep. I love that I still feel the aches from all the work I did yesterday. I love that they don't bother me enough to stop me from doing all the work today. I love that I have errands to run and artwork to do and many words to write, laundry and dishes to...
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Today I Love Laughter At Breakfast

Bottoms up ...

Today I love laughter at breakfast as the graceful and dramatic swans diving for food present their bottoms to the air, sometimes in perfect unison, amid the pieces of ice along the shore by our chalet. I love that the chunks of ice that are floating by the chalet are less like pans today and more like what my father would refer to as "bergy bits." I love...
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Today I Love The Warming Weather

Ice on the move ...

Today I love the warming weather as the earth makes an effort to ease off on the polar chill that we've been experiencing. I love the goings and goings of natural aspects of my world, like the pans of ice that are suddenly drifting eastward out of our bay to the bigger, chilly Georgian Bay waters. I love that although ducks clearly can fly, they often appear to...
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Today I Love Fresh Baked Bread

Bread gets a rise out of me ...

Today I love fresh baked bread whether it came from the market like today or whether I made it myself like last week when the baker at the market was unable to be there. I love Saturday mornings at the market, the people I know, the great things that come from there, the feeling of a community saying "good morning" together and finding new things...
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Today I Love My Mind

Snow carving by Winter

Today I love my mind and the wonderful places that it goes to at times. I love that I can get lost looking at the patterns of colored projector lights on the ceiling. I love that we have an outdoor colored projector in the living room. I love how 60's that looks and really is. I love how far my thoughts can go and...
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Today I Love My Heavy Parka

I got this!

Today I love my heavy parka, my cold rated mitts, my felt-pack boots, my trapper hat, my long underwear, my MEC shell, my "starts first time, every time" snow blower, and the wonderful, oxygen rich, freezing cold air that both makes all that gear necessary and makes me feel alive and strong. I love that I know I can stand the cold if I...
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Today I Love This New Day

Coffee and work ...

Today I love this new day, as important in its own right as any other day and the beginning of its own glorious wonders and incidents, events and activities, qualities and occurrences. I love that no day is without its benefits offered, even those days that bring detriment and damage to our lives, sometimes knocking the wind out of us and bringing us to our knees, because we...
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Today I Love The Return To Routines

Mmmmmmm, good morning.

Today I love the return to routines, though they aren't exciting or always fun, they are reassuring in their familiarity. I love the little things that keep the world spinning perfectly balanced on its axis so that the things we perceive as big can be attended to. I love this second day of 2018 and its determined proof that we are serious about getting this year right, else...
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Today I Love 2018

Goodbye 2017

Today I love 2018 and all the potential it brings for wonder and adventure, for love and laughter, for opportunities to help and be helped.

I love that I managed to stay up until midnight on December 31st; that there was a kiss at the stroke of twelve; and that night was quiet and calm.

I love that the snowblower worked without fail on the last day of the...
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