Sweet Lemonade: Living in Abundant Gratitude

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When life hands you lemonade you might wonder: where are the lemons from whence  that sweet lemonade originated?

Col.Pat and I have been graced with the most fortuitous bounty of life.  We live in a constant state of gratitude and recognition of our good fortune.  Lemonade.  Sweet, sweet lemonade!

Our magic to squeezing every last drop out of life’s lemons is to live life with intention and abundant gratitude.  Our intention is to make the most of every opportunity to share our lemon times.  Those times were the sourest during the days of separation when Col.Pat was assigned to the Pentagon and in the jungles of Panama.  Needing to live in stealth  and invisible to the U.S. government and military takes a toll.  Cindy L. Abel is doing a magnificent job of portraying much of this in www.SurvivingTheSilence.com currently in production.

Sour times seeped in when we lived in the closet during 29 of our almost 31 years together. Col.Pat says only after she came out to her family is when she felt to be totally and completely OUT!  She accomplished that last year at the age of 80!!  When the time is right it happens!

We have been graced with the love and support of family and friends which has grown even fuller over the years.

Being inordinately favored with remarkable good health gives us the energy to work toward our goals.

Our house is much greater than the sum of its numerous parts. We’ve created a safe haven and countless gatherings of our diverse ensemble of cherished friends and family.

The photos above were taken today as we spend a week at one of our favorite places–Bodega Bay on the wild Sonoma Coast of California.  We enjoy “camping” in our vintage 1973 Silver Streak travel trailer as often as we can.  It’s a terrific activity to share with other Rainbow Campers.

Pour yourself  a glass of sweet lemonade and join us!