Today I'm joining Slice of Life Tuesday hosted at Two Writing Teachers . Thanks, Ruth & Stacey . This morning I placed the duffel in my car trying to commit to going to the gym. This afternoon I tried to think of a million reasons I couldn't go. I tried to change the plan. Too tired. Too much work. Need to be home. Need to cook dinner. Should read. Should write. This evening I jumped in the car the duffel with shoes tucked neatly inside reminded me of the commitment. One day closer to a new habit.
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Today my grandfather would have been 100. As a child I was always quite sure he would live to be 100, but life didn't quite work out that way. Aren't superheroes supposed to be around forever? I always think of Grandpa this time of year. You see, Grandpa and I nearly shared a birthday. He was born on the 22nd of January, and I arrived many years later on the 23rd. For years we'd share birthday cake my grandma had prepared, take turns buying dinner out, and celebrate our birthdays together. I consider myself fortunate to have celebrated so many birthdays with him. Today I remember him with this poem. Dwight Pierce: January 22, 1913 - December 12, 2001 time slips by quickly we are left holding onto the memories we've captured like treasure buried deep within us... One More Day What I wouldn't do... for one more day in his workshop sawing, hammering, and straightening wire his patient explanation helping me to learn for one mor