I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy. ~Isabel Allende

I need to take a moment and express gratitude for my husband.

He finds the good in almost every moment.  Especially the half good, kind of rotten, a little bit frustrating, ones.

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He is wise and patient and smart as-a-dickens.

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He jumps in and has fun easily in unending scenarios.

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He’s willing to do almost anything especially if it is slightly risky and involves being outside.

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Like sailing with no expertise…

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He’s confident, no matter what.

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And to him, it all goes well.

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And he’s right.

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I have learned so much from him.  Like when you need to rest, just do it.

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He works really hard and he makes good things happen.

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He does a lot to make life fun for us.  Like this drive in movie in our driveway on a 100 degree weeknight.  My idea.  100% Dan’s execution.  150%.

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He loves deeply.

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I don’t have a recent picture of him with Amy, but the way he has embraced her, welcomed her, cared for her and engulfed her with love is simply astounding.

He puts up with a ton of nonsense.

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He has a pretty simple perspective that cuts through many complexities of life with an open mind and comes back to a few basic core principles.  He’s pretty unfaltering and unflappable.

I am so grateful for him.

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