Weekly Note  #79
My Gift for Thanksgiving
December 16th 2013
Quote of the Week
Not what we say about our blessings,
but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
-WT Purkiser
Catch Katherine
I'm enjoying posting quick words of wisdom, cool pictures from my life and updates on how I'm doing, what I'm doing and what I'm thinking.

I don't really do that on FB anymore, as it's a bit unsafe these days when it comes to stalkers.

Happily, I've established my own little page to say hello to you. I hope you love it too.

Click here (there's a link on my website too) to read up on my comings and goings. 

Dear Reader,  

I know this Note comes unexpectedly, but I hope you read all of it so that you understand what this is, what is coming and why. Happy Thanksgiving!

Love, Blessings & Thanks,
Nick, Katherine & Josh 
Thanksgiving Treat
My NewCommentary & Critiques

I really love today's quote. I've definitely lived through times where I wasn't using the gifts I was given, or spending time with the ones I'd been sent.


Too often I have spent my life doing what was expected of me by others. It didn't take much on their part. All they had to do was ask, and I'd go the extra mile for them.


It didn't matter who they were, where they were from or even if they cared about me or not.


What a waste those years were. How much I could have accomplished, how much more I could have enjoyed them.


But the more and more I spend my time using my gifts, like writing, teaching and speaking, for those who do care about me, and for those who don't expect anything from me... who just love me, just as I am... I become more and more grateful for these gifts.


I enjoy them more. I enjoy my life more. I enjoy my gifts more.


The same goes for the other gifts I've been given, like my husband Nick and my dance partner, Josh. Some of my very favorite memories of our times together didn't take place at a dance convention, but during our time together off-set... whether it was adventuring, exploring, praying, talking or just cooking, eating and laughing together.


Today I'm lucky enough to be spending it with them once again. I really am thankful for them, and I really am, as the quote says, investing in them. It does pay off.


This Thanksgiving I hope the same for you. May you spend it with the people you truly enjoy and do the things that make you glow.


My dearest & deepest love,



ps - Oh right! I said we had some presents for you. We do.

Here's the first. Expect more soon! 

If you caught my blog post from a few weeks ago (I've since taken it down), you'll have read that it is more than time for me to move on from swing.
These Commentary & Critiques were taped long before the Audio Commentaries were even thought of, but I just hadn't released them yet.
So here they are. I have a few others in the wings too, but they will have to wait.
I am happily working on other projects that are non-swing related and I will share them with you when I am done. But until then, I hope to hold off on putting any more work into swing projects until I have extra time that is not needed elsewhere.
With love & good cheer, 
 Happy Thanksgiving! 
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