As I’ve stated previously, 2010 has personally been a tough year.  Between learning how to study again and taking tests, a bad break-up, and discovering how much my property value dipped with the economy, I feel exhausted.  If that weren’t enough, the pre-election attack ads threatened my last nerve.  Following that political sepsis that poisoned the nation slowly throughout the past couple months, leaving me nauseated with click of the TV remote, I decided it was time for healing.

For the rest of this month, to celebrate Thanksgiving and all the blessings in my life, my daily post will be about something for which I am thankful.  I think healing can only come when we choose to see the positive and live our lives in a way that helps support each other rather than tear down. 

Because she is closest to home (literally), my first “thankful” post is dedicated to my roommate, Jessica. 

Jess is a strong, beautiful Italian woman who (as insiders know) obtained something our group calls “LUF” status.  I can’t share what that acronym means in this blog, but it has to do with her ability to be blatantly honest with everyone around her, telling it like it is.  You can trust Jess absolutely with anything, and I needed her positive energy in the house when she moved in last June.  Jess can power through any bad or uncomfortable situation in life and make the most of it.   For her unique outlook on life and her strength, I am thankful.  

These blue chairs are for you, Jess!  🙂

6 thoughts on “Jess

  1. Nothing else coming to me to say Jolene, except (and I know I speak for the crew when I say) we are thankful for you 🙂 and I look forward to the rest of Novembers posts!

  2. jolene-
    my thanks for the time spent with you this weekend. you are truly a beautiful person inside and out, and it shines through in your photopgraphy. thanks for the healing pics!!!

  3. Ah, your beautiful picture and very apt comments touched me deeply. We’ve already celebrated our Thanksgiving–but EVERYDAY is a day to be grateful. I think you’re doing the right thing. 🙂

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