100 Days of Happiness (9/100)

100 Days of Happiness (9/100)

On a chilly Sunday morning like today — I easily light a fire in the fireplace and sit nearby with my 1st cup of coffee and bask in the warmth.  It’s just four days before Thanksgiving, and you can almost feel the ‘thankfulness” level rising.


This morning, as I lit my fire — my mind traveled back a few years to Hurricane Sandy, to those 11 cold nights in the dark, without electricity, hot water or heat.  I may not have had heat….but I had love, friendship, and w.a.r.m.t.h.

On day 5 or 6 in the dark, a box arrived from my beautiful friends at work.  The box was filled with Duraflame logs (sold out in every store in the tri-state area),  hand warmers, and family games!

Since that time, since Hurricane Sandy — every time I light my fireplace, I can see your faces.  Carey.  Joan.  Jana.  Donna.  Joanna.  Ana.  Joyce.  Every time I light my fireplace — the warmth of your friendship fills my home.  Thank you, for everything you sent in that box…especially the love and kindness.  #100happydays (9/100)

Ciao for now….Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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