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June 20, 2008


This week the nation mourned and celebrated the life of Tim Russert who passed away so unexpectedly at a very young age. What I found so heartwarming was the outpouring of warm sentiments from people all across this wonderful nation. Tim represented wholesome, family, small town, Americana.

An event like this makes me stop and consider all of the wonderful things in my life that I am thankful for - beginning with my family and friends. An event like this makes me want to take time to enjoy life with the most important people in my life and what better place to do this but at home.

Spending time with family and friends in our homes this time of the year can be enjoyed most in the open air, under the great blue sky in our outdoor living space. Take time to enjoy the simple things in life, the clouds, the bright blue sky, the sound of birds, the smell of flowers, plants, the humming of bees, and most importantly the people that you love.

Slow down, leave the stress inside, breathe deep and live.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this wonderful nation of ours who wish Tim’s family our deepest condolences… Marcia