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This Day

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something". ~ Steve Jobs

This day will pass fleetingly and we will never get it back.

This day provides us with a full twenty-four hours which is more than enough time to start changing our lives.

This day is one in which we can say something nice to ourselves instead of beating ourselves up over what we did wrong or over who we wished we looked like.

This day symbolizes our strength in having weathered storms in our lives.

This day could be the one in which we forgive.

This day affords us the opportunity to laugh.

This day could be the one in which by changing one thing in our lifestyle, we take a small step in improving our health.

This day provides a chance to do something kind for another person, just because we can.

This day saw the sun rise and will also see it set.

This day allows us to appreciate all in nature that God has put before us.

This day presents us hope.

This day is a gift from God. Let us treat it as such.

In remembrance of Gertrude "Gertie" Rouillard who passed away on November 16, 2003. She had a gentle spirit and she taught us the value of love, family, and the power of looking at life with optimism and joy. Your lessons live on Memere.

Photos courtesy of Chuck Myers/Christine Molloy


  1. Great tribute Chris - thanks so much - Can't believe 8 years have passed. Yes she did live her life with joy and optimism - passed those genes on to her heirs!


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