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Monday, December 21, 2015

Surprising Discovery From Our Year-end House Cleaning

Aloha Everyone,

J.J. and I are spending lots of quality time with my Mother. Some people do spring cleaning, but my Mother likes to prepare her house for the New Year. We volunteered to help.  
This house has been her home for 50 years and things do accumulate. Not being able to take charge and sort and discard as we please, the process of cleaning just one corner of a room could take hours or even days.  

I am grateful for this opportunity to spend our time together to make new memories of sharing. Especially sharing her ordinary days.

On the top drawer of the dresser located in the bedroom J.J. and I are staying, she pulled out two boxes and indicated for me to look.

What I found was a pair of my first baby shoes and my baby book. Without saying a word, I gave her a huge hug.

"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."
-- Earl Nightingale

Aloha -- Cathi