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100,000.

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 my car and i

have happily traveled

100,000 miles together as of today.

who knows how far we’ll go from here?

onward.

 

‘there is but one earth, tiny and fragile, 

and one must get 100,000 miles away

to appreciate one’s good fortune in living on it.’ 

-michael collins

(Major General, USAF, Ret.) is an american former astronaut and test pilot. selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice.

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as one year ends, and on the cusp of another.

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‘thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. i say that one a lot.

thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

-alice walker

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sometimes, bad days are there to remind you that you have good ones to look forward to. – author unknown

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IMG_0121like the day

you stood on the upside-down water table

with your beloved blankie and pacifiier all dirty

a bandaid on your scraped-up foot

mosquito bites itching

an empty bug net

and a turtle with a snapped-off tail nearby

 you can’t find your shoes

your diaper is wet

 you’re tired

and your shorts are all twisted-up.

and then –

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 suddenly

it is the next day

and the sun is shining

and

you have a fancy cocktail

right in front of you

with

floating fruit cut in shapes

a special bendy straw

and you are standing

at a table just your size

with your fancy red shirt on

and your smile

is as big as the universe

and

in an instant

all is well with the world

once again.

here’s to you, baby j, as you continue to persevere

and find your way through the world, even after the tough days.

you are a model for all of us.