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Welcome to my Blog of my daily gratitude and photo of the day!

Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Sunday, September 15, 2019


What I love about the JUST TRYAN IT Foundation is Kids Helping Kids and Families Helping Families! It's a win-win all around in volunteering for this wonderful organization, now in its 10th year in helping families with financial distress while their child is undergoing cancer treatment.

It was an early morning that my family and I, and "The Best Daughter's" BFF, Liz Verrecchia,  trekked out of our homes and to the Episcopal High School (a lovely and sprawling campus) in Alexandria, Virginia, for our volunteer duties. All volunteers had a pre-race meeting and then awaited for almost 175 racers between the ages of 5-12 (give or take a year) to arrive.

If you click this link, more info about the foundation and the impact they are having through the funds raised in each event will simply amaze you:  https://justtryanit.com/alexandria/

Every year we cannot believe how much inspiration we receive from the racers, their families and the sponsors. It's doing good work for sure! I am thankful that my family can volunteer at this awesome event each year and in multiple locations!

If local and interested in helping this organization, why not check out this link for their 10th Anniversary Party (Orange Crush Cancer Party) at Ivy City Smokehouse in Washington DC on October 12th, 2019.

BSoleille! The bright side of "it takes a village" to put on this race! And really, who is having more fun, the racers, or the volunteers?


Photos from this morning's kids triathlon

L-R: Outgoing executive director, Carrie Norry, new executive director, Maureen Colburn, and Founder, Mollie Darby

Liz Verrecchia "tattooing" their race numbers on each arm

Olivia/Ryan; Transition Volunteers

Helping with the bicycles

SpokesEtc helping pump up tires

Three friends...

Holding hands through the finish line!

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