I am FOREVER GRATEFUL

for my Mom!! She is amazing. When we talk on the phone and I’m with my friends she is usually on speaker and they always comment how we sound exactly the same! I’ve even face timed her on game days and we will have the same BILLS shirt on.

It is great to just always have that person there to encourage you, laugh with you/or at you, and share amazing moments together. (even though we cant be together all the time in person, not a day goes by where I do not talk to her on the phone) Shes the best.

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State Parks

I am very greatful for State Parks, I went to Barr Lake State Park for the first time, and it was an amazing experience. I met a couple State Park Volunteers and they were so nice! I sat with them and watched Bald Eagles for about an hour.

They also had a photo scavenger hunt and I won a prize and was entered into a bigger drawing in December.

 

I am so thankful for all the beauty Colorado holds and and interested in becoming a volunteer! =)

Buffalo Police Department

There was an active shooter in a store in Buffalo last night and I am so grateful that the police were there in 4 minutes and no one was hurt or even worse killed.

It was a little too close to home for comfort. My mom lives very close.

I am so grateful for the officers and their quick response, and extremely grateful that no one was hurt!

Christmas Decorations

I know its not even Thanksgiving yet, but I  do love seeing everyones Christmas Decorations and getting our house decorated for the Holidays. It is magical and fills a void since I am not around family during the holidays.

Wonder

” a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

“desire to be curious or to know something”

I feel as adults we lose are wonder along the way.

Mara Mintzer, one of the speakers at TedX this past weekend, is a founder and the director of Growing Up Boulder, Boulder’s child and youth-friendly city initiative, based out of the University of Colorado–Boulder. She writes and speaks internationally on the topic of engaging young voices in city planning.

It was awesome to hear her speak about what children come up with in regards to city planning.   They have a unique way of looking at things that adults do not and came up with some pretty amazing ideas!

They were so inclusive to EVERYONE. They included the elderly in wheelchairs, and the disabled, and thought of ramps and bridges so everyone could enjoy boulder creek.

High school students wanted more lights, especially under bridges, so that they felt safer walking home from school.

They are making Boulder safer and more fun for all ages and its the curiousness and wonder that helps make that happen!

 

 

Mindfulness

I picked up a magazine that is all about mindfullness. I am excited to dive into it this weekend and learn better ways to connect to each moment throughout my days.