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Significant others…


Welcome back. Today I have to talk about my husband.

My husband, my Mark, is a genius, a hard-worker, a laugh out loud, spectacular man. He has a wonderful sense of humor, adventure, vision and drive. The best part of all this is he shares it with and empowers me. We have been together for thirty-three years, married almost twenty-six.

I love to sew and one day he said, “Enter your sewing projects in the L.A. County Fair.” Now, that is the largest county fair in the nation! I had seen the caliber of work that is entered. After I said, “I don’t know… blah blah blah…” I entered. And the first year I didn’t win anything.  But for each of six years after that, I entered and won nine ribbons total, two of which are BLUE (1st place). Thank you, Mark, for pushing me!

I have always enjoyed sports and outside activites. In the 1980s we lived in Baltimore, MD. I enjoyed running and so Mark gently encouraged me to run in a race. After I said, “I don’t know… blah blah blah…” I entered. I ran in several 5K races, one 10K race, one triathlon, and when we moved to California, I ran the Disneyland 1/2 marathon. Thank you, Mark, for pushing me!

This month Mark has been telling me I should surf. We live in Hawaii, after all. After I said, “I don’t know… blah blah blah…” I signed up for ten surf lessons. I’m hooked! Now I go out several times a week and ride the waves. Thank you, Mark, for pushing me!

What has your significant other pushed you to do that resulted in making your heart sing, your body reach, your mind stretch its limits? We have chosen that person because they encourage us to be a better self and vice versa; we are a better partner for them. Remember to tell them “Thank you” today!

Thank you, Mark, for pushing me!





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By AlohaDenise

I adore my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free please), and belly-laughing. My mantra is HAVE FUN EVERY DAY. I've lived in five US states and two foreign countries. I am grateful, blessed and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I enjoy sharing my creative Empty Nester life.

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