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A Delightful Story to Start Off the New Year
Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/4/2011 | Kendra Shrode

Posted on 01/04/2011 9:50:07 AM PST by MichCapCon

A new year causes most folks to decide on their resolutions for the coming year. Rather than setting in stone resolutions, which will no doubt be broken by mid-January, I try to use this time to count the blessings I have received during the past year. Reflecting on all the good in my life is a humbling experience each and every time.

My blessings are beyond measure as I have a loving family and a large circle of friends who mean the world to me. This year, these blessings also include a very special lady who gifted me with the return of a lost item … and in so doing renewed my faith in the integrity and goodness of people.

I spent a Saturday in my yard last November raking leaves and preparing for the long Michigan winter. Shortly after the work was done, I discovered I was missing a ring. This ring contains 21 small diamonds and has a band made of precious gold. But more importantly, I inherited it from a much loved sister. I have worn it regularly for the 12 years she has been gone, and each time I put it on I lovingly think of her.

Immediately after I discovered it was missing, I went into panic mode, then into a state of determination. We turned over piles of leaves, searched the ground, and even used a rented metal detector, but to no avail. After two hours of hopeful searching, darkness set in and we had to give up. My weekend was ruined and I tried my best to accept that I would search all the rest of my days — and no doubt, never forgive myself...

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1 posted on 01/04/2011 9:50:08 AM PST by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

I understand you are a posting bot for only one site, but why not at least post the entire story so as to make a contribution here?

2 posted on 01/04/2011 9:51:46 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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