With Grace

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Candace’s Thanksgiving Apron

A few things I’m thankful for this year:

– Grandmothers who inspire me regularly to be better

– My little brother’s sense of humor

– My girlfriends. Nearby, far away, in other countries — I am blessed with great friendships. Thank you!

– My extended families who always make me feel like I’m one of their own clan

– Community work; feeling like my job has a greater purpose

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– a church where I am accepted for exactly who I am

– a strengthening relationship with God

– being loved, loving, feeling the full spectrum of confusing emotions involved

– time and passion for creativity and art

Finny and her little farm; she makes me want to be better at just about everything

– Spending Christmas with my family on the beach in Mexico in a few weeks

– Friends who do great favors, like design my book cover

– Salty Senor, for always making me giggle

– And the superficial: Dior Addict mascara, Tory Burch flats, great jeans, t-shirts, all things Target, Changing Hands Bookstore, my bike, swimming, pumpkin cookies/bars/pie, Sweet Republic Ice Cream, dark chocolate, a good glass of wine, bowling, Zappos.com, great stationery, NPR, REI, and Bumble and Bumble thickening hair spray.

Happy Thanskgiving weekend to you and your family!

With love,


9 Replies to “With Grace”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you! I am thankful for good health, family, friends, & faith. And yes, I am thankful for some material things too. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure you’ll have no shortage of wonderful friends to spend it with. I love your list – you’ve inspired me to write one of my own! (And I must investigate this magical hairspray you speak of!)

  3. Love your list! I haven’t been to that Sweet Republic but I think for sure if Chris and I get out on a date night this weekend while we’re here I am going to drag him there and try all those yummy sounding flavors!! Hope you have a fabulous holiday!!

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