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Grateful in 2020

November 25, 2020

The holiday season is upon us and while a lot of us are more than willing to put 2020 in the rear-view mirror there is still a lot for which we can be grateful.


Gratitude. It’s with that thought in mind that I wanted to share a few of the blessings I’ve found in the middle of this pandemic. My hope is that as you review the year, you’ll be able to find a few unexpected blessings yourself. 


Here are three things I’m grateful for in 2020:


1. In this time of isolation, I’m grateful for this time I’ve had with my husband. We’ve never spent this much quality time together. These months have been a good reminder of why I fell in love with Wayne all those years ago.
2. Recipes online—I love to cook almost as much as I love to eat. Being at home, one of the first things I do when I get to my computer, is check a number of websites, looking for ideas for dinner. I’ve experimented with foods, exploring fun projects: like homemade pretzels, gnocchi, spaetzle, and other ethnic foods going back to my German heritage.

3. My garden—One thing this pandemic has done is remind me of how much I enjoy having a garden. It was smaller this year, nevertheless, we had some wonderful tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos, and zucchini. I already have plans to add onto the space I have and am reading gardening books, left and right.


I’d love to hear things your grateful for. Share in the comments below!

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    Andrea Duguay
    July 26, 2023 at 4:50 am

    Dear Debbie
    I have been a very satisfied reader of your novels over these many years.
    I was very sad to hear that you are suffering from cancer and fighting to be safely in remission.
    Please know that I will add you to my daily prayer list. I will add fervent heartfelt prayers for a complete and total healing and treatment.
    God bless you and yours.

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