Since ’77 – A Love Story

I met a man in his early 50’s, a few weeks ago, who was driving a 77 dusty blue corvette. His license tag read Since 77. Durning my conversation with him he said that people often assumed that he had owned the car since 1977, and would come up to him to talk him about it.  He said the truth was that he had been with his wife since 77, not the car.  The car was just a bonus.

He had been happily married since he was 19. They had children and grandchildren, and he had retired early to Asheville, NC.  I questioned him a little more, always wanting to hear more of a love story, and he seemed happy with his life and his choices.  In fact, he was smiling when he announced that today was his anniversary!

Wishing them 32 more, happy, years together!



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Saint Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant

to be.


May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of



May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on

the love that has been given to you.


May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let

this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the

freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.
Love, Goldi

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The world works in mysterious ways and sometimes we do not realize how lucky we are.  Recently I ran into an old coworker, we exchanged pleasantries and then I asked the question that I had been afraid to.  “Are you enjoying living in the downtown condo?”     The condo was a real estate deal that we both had invested in.  I however had to bow out of the deal, not so gracefully, for financial reasons about a year ago.  It was a deal so great, that even in this economic storm that we are in, was still sound.  Devastated and embarrassed I awaited her answer.   Her replied  surprised me, she also had to walk away from the deal, and she proceeded to tell me that I was the only person that I got to walk away with the money that I had invested.  I had no idea that I had been so lucky.  For a year now I had been grateful that I had received the money because I needed it to live on, and it now has me wondering about other lucky blessings that I may have missed…

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi

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