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#NothingButGratitudeNovember: 11/17/2015 Restated
Today I am grateful for the villages that raised me.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African proverb
In my case, thankfully, there were a few. I was very, very, … very blessed to be raised, taught, mentored, coached, led, and loved by many wonderful people. Uncles, aunts, grandparents, a step father, cousins, neighbors, teachers, coaches, church leaders, friends, “adopted extended family,” and remarkable role models are wonderful memories of the villages of my youth. Patient, selfless, generous, wise, and kind people who cared for me in a number of different roles and across a number of different locations. And cared for me as if I were one of their own. Teaching me both by silent, tireless example and by patient, hands-on guidance.
I will forever be grateful for all of those villagers and everything that they, individually and collectively, did for me. I have so many incredible, vivid memories of those villages, villagers, and seasons. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Believe Bravely; Dare Greatly; Thank Boldly,