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Cindy Maddera


Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

-W.H. Sheldon

Thankful Friday has been deleted twice now. This tells me that I'm trying too hard to say too much about finding something in the week I'm grateful for. This makes it sound like I'm having a hard time being thankful this week, which I am not. This week has been great! Especially if you compare it to last week. I'm thankful for that. I'm thankful for that idea that it will always be better tomorrow or eventually. And I'm thankful that I'm that type of girl who believes this way.

By the time many of you read this, I will be making my away across the plains to OKC to be cocooned by framily (friends who are family). I am so excited to see faces and squeeze necks. I'm looking forward to a weekend of crazy stupid laughter. I am so thankful for a long weekend that gives me time to enjoy and soak up every minute. I am once again thankful for a reliable vehicle. This is probably one of the best decisions I've made in a really long time. I can't believe the sense of ease it has given me. I didn't even realize how tense driving the old car made me until now. I seriously felt like it was a miracle that I had reached any destination. I don't worry like that any more. This makes me thankful.

I am so thankful for so much this week. I can almost see Fall coming. It's in the distance, but you can see it with the cool morning temps. I have things sprouting up again in the garden. Hooper and I have added a block to our evening walks. Life is good with some good changes on the horizon and some new things too. So here's to a long and wonderful weekend, but also a very Thankful Friday.