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I hope you find this gift...

It's been just over a year now that I've been learning to say, "Thank you."

Obviously, I'm not talking about simply saying the words when someone holds a door open for you or you get that birthday check in the mail from Grandma.  I'm pretty sure my Mom taught me the phrase at an early age, much as I have done with my own toddler.  "Dank-ooo", he says.  Typically when I prompt him, but he says it nonetheless.  He's learned the response, but he doesn't know the process.

I've spent a year learning the ins and outs of it.  Of thanks.

In an ivory embossed journal, pages are filled and dated.  Little moments.  Life moments.  Everything from iced coffees and good hair days and fresh air bristling through an open window... to unexpected gifts, kisses goodnight, and new life.

Gratefulness births life.

And throughout this past year, not only did I take pen in hand and put it to those faintly lined pages, I also watched the uncontrollable growth of…