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Simply Grateful

It’s the little things that melt my heart the most— an unexpected gift, baby laughter, a well-timed glance outside to see the sun casting glittering diamonds upon my favorite tree, the sound of your smile as it whispers my name across a crowded room. I know you’ll understand then when I try to speak the enormity of this Great Fullness that washes over me now and all I find ... is silence. © 2011 Sora Garrett excerpted from Silent Grace, available on Amazon...

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