365 Days of Happiness (184/365)

365 Days of Happiness (184/365)

This time in Florida is a gift.  Sure, it’s not h.o.m.e.  Well, it’s not our home.  We are guests.  Trying to be the best guests we can — both succeeding and failing on a daily basis, I am sure!  But I wouldn’t trade this time with my mother — for anything.


We do simple things.  Simple things that I will treasure forever.

I snapped this picture a few days ago, while my mom was eating her lunch – after she came home from getting her hair done.  See her smile?  That’s my mom.  When I close my eyes — no matter how many miles away I go — she is with me — with that amazing smile.  And her marvelous laugh.  And her naughty sense of humor.   And that sparkle in her eyes.  And her words of love for me.   Priceless.  I spend every day of my time here in Florida — listening to my mom tell me her stories.  [Even the repeats!] …. enjoying her laugh…..adoring her smile…..lapping up the time.

Time.   Life’s greatest gift.  Remember to spend it well.

I love you mom.  #ChooseHappiness365 (184/365)

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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