100 Days of Happiness (38/100)

100 Days of Happiness (38/100)

You’ve heard of the term ‘heartstrings’, right?   The dictionary says ‘one’s heartstrings‘ is a term used in reference to one’s deepest feelings of love or compassion.  I’m a very visual person — so I believe my eyes are connected to my heartstrings.  I see something, and my heart comes to life.  Remembering all the wonderful….about that moment, that person…..oh yes – my heartstrings are l.i.v.e.  w.i.r.e.s.!


These pine cone ornaments are My Mother.  My beautiful, generous, fun-loving, kind-hearted Mother.    I used to admire them on her tree every year — and one year, she just handed me the small box and told me to take them home. She didn’t realize it then, but that day — she gave me — herself.  I sit here in chilly New Jersey, on this day 5 days before Christmas, and I am full of my Mother (even as she sits on her lanai in warm, sunny Florida.)

I love you Mom.  I remember the color of your eyes, your easy laugh, your saucy jokes.  Mostly, I remember how warm your arms feel wrapped around me.  I miss you.  I love you.  I’m spending time with you – as you dangle from the branches of my twinkling Christmas Tree.   #100happydays (38/100)

Ciao for now….your little girl, 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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