I have so much to be grateful for in my life. I have a great life and am happy more often then I am not. This to me is the goal. The goal that requires the maintenance of daily choices. I plan my work to align with this goal. I manage my workflow to allow for the benefits of hard work to be felt in the time we spend together as a family, the piece I find in my garden, and the friends that fill my life with joy. It is important for me to be a supporting member of a larger community trying to shop small and be involved whenever possible.