Day 331: Something Beautiful—Grateful Things

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for every day of the year.

I have a long list of things for which I am grateful. Among those things is Thomas and Philip (my sons); art; music; a complex, challenging job; the means to travel; a new feline companion; good health; a haven for a home; and beautiful people in my life—many, many beautiful people.

Rosemary is one of those people. She is the personification of grace under fire. Living with a debilitating disease, she rarely speaks of the things it has taken from her. She is a living example of gratitude every day and a great reminder of all the normal activities I take for granted. Her health is fragile but her heart is hardy.  This holiday, I am grateful for the beauty she brings to my life in every moment of love and support she selflessly gives — phone calls, thoughtful messages, cards and letters, packages she finds the strength to send. I am grateful that she is in my life and in her home for this Thanksgiving.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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1 Response to Day 331: Something Beautiful—Grateful Things

  1. Ev says:

    Very sweet! Warm wishes to you both this Thanksgiving. xoxo Ev

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