I am grateful to be here at a fancy pants hotel in the mountains with my family to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. In this blog, I usually document some of the smaller things in life that I am grateful for – the little things that make moments worthwhile. When it comes right down to it, the relationship my parents have is something I am grateful for on many, great, big levels.

For one thing, I owe my very existence to the happenstance that brought them together, but there has been a lot more than happenstance that’s kept them together over the years, and I should know. I’ve observed the way they run things from a front row seat. One thing I’ve learned through their example is that relationships take work to succeed, and they’ve both put in that work. They do that work every day.

In so doing, they’ve crafted a way of being together that makes being together look like a good idea. For that example, and for their presence in my life for as long as I can remember, I will always be grateful.

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