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  1. Robin Ann

    Celtic ancestry, strong faith & family values, taught value of education, resiliency and love of music.

    3 months ago
  2. Dolores Kazanjian

    Mostly resiliency. My grandparents were survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
    From my immediate family, love of music, sense of adventure, sense of humor and so much more.
    And, of course, life itself.

    3 months ago
  3. Nannette

    I look in the mirror now and see my Mom! I was only 14 when she died (she was 57)…I thought she was the best in the whole world…I am happy to see her reflection when I go to the looking glass…for it has been many years since I last saw her. I received the gift of love and how to love from her…and I received the gift of my love for animals from my Dad. Today, I reached the milestone of being 72 years old…an age neither of my parents reached. How Blessed I am…and I also have received good genes. I am healthy- and life is good. Happy Easter to all who Celebrate it…and Happy Sunday to everyone. I have missed writing daily. We leave for home on April 10th…and around the 19th- we will be home…and I will get back into my daily routines. Thank you all for your thoughts today!

    3 months ago
    1. Yram

      My story is similar but different! My biological mother died at 38 and I was 21 months. When I look in the mirror, I wonder if I look like her.

      3 months ago
    2. Michele

      Happy birthday Nannette! I’ve missed you, welcome back. Safe travels back home too.

      3 months ago
    3. Joseph McCann

      So good to read your reflection Nannette. Glad you had a good day.

      3 months ago
    4. Robin Ann

      Happy Birthday and safe journey back home!

      3 months ago
    5. Carol

      Happy Birthday, dear Nannette!

      3 months ago
  4. Linda

    Tenacity, hard worker, kindness.

    3 months ago
  5. C
    Carissa Thomas

    Grateful for the gifts of resiliency, for my freckles, for my health

    3 months ago
  6. R

    Song, story, social justice, faith, groundedness, humor, poetry and life.

    3 months ago
  7. L

    I often think about all of the negative qualities and behaviors I inherited from my ancestors, so it’s really difficult for me to come up with anything I’d consider a gift… perhaps my love of music. However, Kevin’s response really does say it all — life itself.

    3 months ago
  8. Charlie T

    I thank my ancestors, for their tenacity,
    their humor, their curiosity, and their
    passing along the spark of life.
    This pulse of electricity that I carry with
    me, is the same pulse that extends all
    the way back to that first spark. Passed
    on from life to life. Like a baton in a
    relay race. My spark will end with me,
    as I don’t have children, but the love
    that I have has been passed to many,
    and will be carried on in their hearts
    like a small ember. Just like the way I
    carry the love of others in my heart.
    Happy Easter ❤️

    3 months ago
  9. Michele

    My first thought was my sense of humor, lol. I have Irish, German, Penna Dutch ancestry so good looks, good cooking, strength, superstitious all come to mind.
    Happy Easter to all who celebrate. Enjoy time with family, friends, and loved ones.

    3 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Most things are better with a little dose of humor Michele!

      3 months ago
  10. Yram

    Everything that I embody. My body, my values, and character have been influenced by my ancestors. When I look back at old pictures I’m glad my life isn’t as stern as they are pictured.

    3 months ago
  11. sunnypatti

    Life and resiliency.

    3 months ago
  12. Laura

    Everything about my body — brown hair, blue eyes, height, the shape of my nose. But they also gave me their resilience, their kindness and sense of humor, and their love.
    To all those who celebrate it, I hope you have a joyous Easter!

    3 months ago
  13. Pilgrim

    Music, laughter, holding on when the going gets tough.

    3 months ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    The appreciation of our home, earth. I hold it close and dear to my heart.

    3 months ago
  15. Antoinette

    My life of course! I’m made up of my life lived -karma, habits inherited from my ancestors, and this body!
    Thants all we all are made of ! When we let go we become the universe and live Truly ! Today is the day !

    3 months ago
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