Category Archives: Gratitude

Live your Dreams

I ran into one of our kid’s teachers last week. She said, “I’m amazed at what y’all are doing. (pause) You’re doing what we all dream of doing.” This sabbatical year has certainly been a dream of ours – not … Continue reading

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From Seeds to Fruition in 18 Years

I can’t say that I have ever experienced financial return on investment. Perhaps that wasn’t in the plan for Carrie Wagner. But the return on personal investment we have just received far outweighs the euphoric status of monetary wealth (I’m … Continue reading

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The Patience and Wisdom of Job

I had disappointing news yesterday – not devastating, just a personal downer; a squashed opportunity; another chance to dust off my boots and get back on the saddle. Then I glance over at my beautiful coffee table book, Village Wisdom, … Continue reading

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Gratitude

This photograph entitled, “Gratitude,” reminds me and our children to be thankful for education opportunities which are easily taken for granted. Of all the lessons learned during our family stay in the village, Ugandans’ genuine appreciation for chances to attend … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Woke up to pitter patter against my window this morning. My first thought for the day was “how wonderful it is to have a warm, secure home and a comfy bed.” During the winter especially, my heart goes out to … Continue reading

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Authentic Friendship

I’m still on the “thankful kick”. It may take me the rest of 2010 and 2011 to divulge all that I am thankful for. My closest friends scatter the globe. Our opportunities to live and travel abroad for many years … Continue reading

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Wonderful Bob!

What a great Thanksgiving we have had with Bob’s family. Good food, good family time, good movie today (Secretariat) – can’t complain about anything. Perhaps the person I am most thankful for is my husband of 21 years, Bob! I’m … Continue reading

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