365 Days of Happiness (115/365)

365 Days of Happiness (115/365)

An email arrived in my mailbox tonight.  A few simple words from a former colleague.  Former.  Such a peculiar word. Designating an end of some sort.  The only thing former about our relationship….is the work association.  The peculiar mission that put us together in the first place.  All the attachments…..that was our own personal doing.   Our friendship?  Quite present and alive, I assure you!

This Shutterstock image was downloaded on 3-30-06 for HSW: TREASURY OF GARDENING


She misses me.  My heart jumped a bit.  It was something (I think) I knew already….but “lesson learned” for today — hearing lovely things that you already know –> never fails to feel wonderful.

She wrote of spring…and pussywillow and crocus.  Yes, see — this friend and I have more in common than our mutual admiration and respect for each other.  We share flowers.

She says ‘snowdrops’ are in bloom in Connecticut.  I didn’t know what a ‘snowdrop’ was —– but oh my —- the beauty of a delicate white flower that carpets the ground.  It’s true love, I assure you.  #ChooseHappiness365 (115/365)


I miss you too Catherine.  Always.

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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