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Right before my mother passed away she gave me this book. The messages written inside were clear as crystal and the rest of the pages were blank, left for me to fill with whatever I took on in life. I've been using it moderately since I want to be able to use it for a long time, to keep a written token of her and her wisdom present troughout life. And so it struck me. That on New Year's every year I will write a list of everything that happened in the past year towards which I want to express my gratitude. In that way, I tell my self, she is with me in all big and small adventures and shenanigans. Laughing quietly somewhere with that beautiful childish glimmer she always had in her eyes. So, my dear friends. I have a lot to ponder over tonight. 2017 for me has in so many ways been a year beyond the expected in a positive sense. 

And so I'm curious. 

What are you grateful for in life? 


Love, Christine Deckert