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Losing and Gaining Weight (8,313 Pounds)

On February 28, 2017, I watched all 8,313 pounds of our household belongings be loaded into seven crates.  This is an odd perspective, seeing everything we own (clothes, furniture, etc.) covered with a thick tarp being driven away.

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Sixty-three days later, on May 2nd, these belongings -now noted as 3,770 kilograms-  were delivered to our new house on the eastern coast of Sicily.

Gaining Weight

 

  • 8,313 pounds
  • 242 boxes
  • all fit into 7 crates

…That folks, that is just stuff.

 

  • 2 beautiful children
  • 1 intact family searching for adventure in this world

….These friends, these are gifts we’ve been given by life. It is our responsibility to remember to remain grateful and embrace the gifts life provides us.

 

We’ve started on a new adventure life offered our family this spring. There are still many challenges in my life, but I maintain an unwavering optimism to overcome these obstacles.

 

Stay tuned for my series of See Sicily With Me.

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Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Change the World)

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”    Harriet Tubman

 

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”    Robin Williams

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”    Margaret Mead

 

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”    Mother Teresa

 

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”    Jack Ma

 

 

“If your eyes were open to all the beauty in the world,

you would be overwhelmed with joy.”   

Marianne Williamson

 After the Storm

 

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The Optimist Creed (Line 4 of 10)

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Monday’s Motivation

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