I heard Oprah. Keep a gratitude journal. Start every day, end every day remembering what you are grateful for. I was not prepared for being this grateful. Sometimes the giving spirit of those around me is overwhelming. I am certain I don’t always deserve it. I am sure I have been stingy with time, money or effort to the same people who have shown such kindness to me.
I knew our friends and family were kind, generous. However, as we grew closer and closer to Wedding Weekend, the gifts of time, money, encouragement, creativeness and kitchen gadgets piled up. A pile so large it still brings me to tears. My gratitude meter flew off the charts. Many of my close girlfriends asked repeatedly ‘how can I help?’ And they did. And their husbands did. In addition to showering our daughter and new husband with all that they needed to set up their new beginning, I received gifts never imagined.