December 2015 archive

Twelfth Day of Gratitude

I am grateful for my acupuncture clients and yoga students.20151218_140724[1]20151211_140228[1]

Often my acupuncture clients and yoga students thank me after a treatment or a class. And I always reply “Thank you” in return. I am so very grateful for their trust to lead them through a class or a health promoting acupuncture treatment. I am grateful for their questions and challenges. I am grateful to them for sharing their incredible stories with me. I am grateful for the way that each and every client and student has touched my life.

Eleventh Day of Gratitude

Eleventh Day of GratitudeI am grateful for my sense of humor.

Luckily, I was born with the ability to laugh at myself and have had many, many, oh so many! times to hone this ability over the years.

Tenth Day of Gratitude

I am grateful for my brother, Ryan Fulkoski.Tenth Day of Gratitude (2)

My partner in crime throughout our childhood who, no matter how many times I knocked down his masterpieces made of blocks, never got angry. I am grateful for my brother who taught me to always, no matter what, be myself.

Ninth Day of Gratitude

me and holiday lights FBI am grateful for Holiday lights!

During the shortest days of the year, these lights keep my spirit bright during my very dark drive home from work.

Eighth Day of Gratitude

I am grateful for Wade Johnstone.Eighth Day of Gratitude

My husband who loves me, quirks and flaws included. He happily and unconditionally walks next to me through the challenges and joys of this life. And, as if that wasn’t enough, he always encourages me to fly and sometimes even launches me (figuratively and literally!) into flight himself.


Seventh Day of Gratitude

I am grateful for my laugh lines.Seventh Day of Gratitude

It’s true! I love them because they are the physical evidence of all the joy and laughter I have been so fortunate to experience so far in this lifetime.

Fifth Day of Gratitude

I am grateful for my guru, Joey.Fifth Day of Gratitude

My canine companion is so wise. When she works or plays she gives her all. Then, when she rests, she gives that her all, too. When she gets hurt, she yelps, then she (literally) shakes it off and moves on. She loves unconditionally and always exists in the moment. Brilliant!

Fourth Day of Gratitude

I am grateful for the sun.Fourth Day of Gratitude

Especially when it has been this warm in December!!!! The sun gives us so much without ever asking for anything in return.

Third Day of Gratitude

Third Day of Gratitude

Third Day of Gratitude

My grandfather, John Capparella, 92. US Army. On the beach at Normandy on D-Day. Shot twice. Acupuncture for knee pain, his one and only complaint.

I am grateful for my country, the incredible freedoms it allows me, and those who so selflessly fought, and continue to fight, for those freedoms.

Yes, I know there are criticisms about our country and government. We are far from perfect. But not a single day goes by that I don’t think about the fact that, as a woman and a citizen of the USA, I am allowed to vote, to get an education, to own a business, to leave my home without a male family member. Because these are privileges we have had for my entire lifetime, it would be easy to take them for granted. I am grateful for, and forever in debt to, all who have fought for and protected these freedoms.

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