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Small Stones Day 4: Little Yellow Flower

Small, yellow blossom,
sunny, and bright.
You bring a smile to my face
when my gaze falls upon you
as I stand at the window
sipping coffee.

My small stone today is a little yellow flower that is growing in my yard. This fledgling blossom is all alone surrounded by winter's dead grass and weeds.

I can see this little flower from my kitchen window. As I prepared dinner this evening I thought of how that flower makes me smile. It seems to bring the promise of hope. In the midst of the decay from last summer, this flower has pushed through the hard, dry dust and raised its spunky yellow head towards the sun.

My little, yellow flower helps me remember my "word(s)" for 2012, Believe. It's my mantra for this  year.  If the flower can survive and thrive in the midst of winter, I believe I can flourish wherever I am planted. If I believe in myself, I will stay positive no matter what life throws at me.

I gave my yellow flower a drink of water this afternoon and banked its roots with plenty of leaves. The temperature is dropping and a hard freeze is forecast tonight. I have faith my little flower will survive.
It's resilient, like me.

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Another fine stone.  Have you

Another fine stone.  Have you checked out Fiona Robyn's (and Kaspalita's) Writing Our Way Home site?  She even has her word for the year; if I recall, it is Accept.  I like the idea of a word for the year, but haven't come up with one yet. ~nan

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Nancy, Thank you for the kind


Thank you for the kind words and yes, I subscribe to their posts. My word(s) are "stay positive." That mantra has really come in handy this week as I have been tested with my son's sudden diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. My positive attitude has helped him stay upbeat and accept this turn with incredible strength and grace. He is my hero.


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Annette,    I am truly sorry


   I am truly sorry to hear of your son's diagnosis, and I know how devastating and scary that can be for parents and patients alike.  If I can be of any help or answer any questions or concerns about diabetes, please don't hesitate to ask.  Not only am I a pharmacist, but I am also a diabetes educator (having two specialized certifications in disease management in diabetes). 

Stay positive!


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Nan, Thanks for the kind


Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I am trying not to get overwhelmed with all of the information presented. I am sure I will have more questions as the week progresses and we try to prepare him for handling this back at school.