DAY 30 – This Is IT!

It is Day 30 of my thirty day June ‘Accentuate the Positive’ challenge. I have been officially retired for a solid year and I have proven to myself that I can still pull together the focus, the capability, and the inspiration to succeed – on time and on budget! 🀣🀣

I have thought about this final post for pretty much the past month. I was pretty confident the entire post would ‘Accentuate’ my sense of accomplishment. However, “the best laid plans of mice and men” has declared that today I must share the spotlight. Last night I received a text from our granddaughter.

After seventeen years of filling our lives with hugs and kisses, giggles and ladybug liberties, our Genie has graduated – along with her partner in cuteness, Alec. Congratulations you two!

Genevieve (Genie) over the years
Genie & Alec’s pandemic graduation. (Notice how color coordinated they are?)

Genie was also officially diagnosed with h-eds this week. That may not sound like a positive but it so is. You cannot deal with, access the treatment and therapy you require, or get your physician to consider that you have, an all-encompassing condition, until you have a legit diagnosis on your medical records. I know this because Genie’s siblings are affected, her mother (my daughter Jenn) is affected, I have been affected, and my Mother was affected. Lack of a proper diagnosis has caused enough unnecessary pain and issues for our family. So yea, this is a positive!

Back to me… I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge that I set for myself. It has helped me to appreciate the positive in my life. For those who have been following, or dropping in from time to time, I hope that your moments with me have been enjoyable and a little bit uplifting. I genuinely appreciated your comments, compliments and thumbs up (likes).

The reason I chose the “Accentuate the Positive” challenge for June was because there has been so much struggling and suffering around for so long. Covid, difficult economic times, political issues, crime and violence, anger and frustration, mental health issues, racial issues and the like, are all wearing people down. I felt that posting a little warm and fuzzy every day was just a nice and timely thing to do.

I know that my June blogs have not fixed all that ails our world. I did not expect them to. But, I am no quitter! 🀣 Tomorrow I am starting a new series of blogs. It will not be a challenge (because I know I’ve got this). It will simply be my mission for July. I hope you will drop by from time to time to check it out.

That is it! June challenge complete!

Have a great day! πŸ’ž


16 thoughts on “DAY 30 – This Is IT!

  1. I’ve enjoyed your series, Annmarie! Your granddaughter is so lovely, the young man so handsome. A cute couple, oohhh to be so young again! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦β€οΈ

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  2. I have totally enjoyed your June posts and look forward to your posts in July. Congratulations to Genie and Alec on their graduation. They look great in their color coordinated outfits.

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  3. You did a great job for the month of June Anne Marie. It has proven that I lack a great deal of knowledge on your beautiful country. Some of the pictures of your paths, parks and waterways were extraordinary. Thanks for letting me tag along. Carry on…

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  4. I’m late to the game as far as your blog challenge goes but you are so right about needing a diagnosis. It took several years for Daughter to get diagnosed with MS but now she has a hardworking neurologist that helps and supports her and that has made a huge difference. Thanks for dropping by, also.

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  5. Thank you for sharing all you positivity!! We may not change the world but we can put a lot smiles out there and I think that’s wonderful!! Congrats on the graduations, and diagnosis! You are inspiring too! Happy retirement 1 year anniversary!! ❀️


  6. Such a glorious ending to ‘Accentuate the Positive’ πŸ™‚
    Family is what matters most,isn’t it?

    Congratulations and best of luck to Genie, as she blossoms into adulthood πŸ™‚


  7. Lovely granddaughter! Yes, it is good to finally have a diagnosis. This is the first step toward help. I’m sorry to hear that’s the diagnosis. I have two very good friends who have ED. Best of luck to you and your family.

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  8. Thank you, Jean Marie! My daughter is and all of her family are affected. They have been aware for years, since Genie’s brother was little but it is hard to get a definitive diagnosis here and harder yet to get physicians willing or able to help to deal with it. But at least it is now on Genie’s official health record so that is a step forward. Best of luck to your friends. πŸ’ž

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