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1. Today I learned something deeply significant from a fellow artist and #these3things reader, Kaetlyn Able. "The cost was high, but the rewards are great." This is true of so many things in life. May we all be able to keep a soft enough focus to see the great rewards.

2. This morning as I emotionally drove away from my daughter's school for the first time after a 2 week break I whispered, "Does it ever get any easier?" Knowing of course the answer is no. Never. Just different.

3. My daughter brought me home a drawing from school today. She likes to draw during quiet time and has taken to writing me letters or creating pieces of art for me during this time, which I love so much it makes my heart hurt. I think I've mentioned before that she attends a religious affiliated school and neither my husband or I are very religious, but God has become a part of our lives if only peripherally, through our daughter and the school community. Her drawing for me today was of a woman floating through a sky of stars over a rainbow with a door. When I asked her to explain it to me she said,"That's God. She has a mermaid tail and lives under a rainbow with a door." Even I can't argue with that.

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.