Welcome back to Connect FCS Ed, I am your host Barbara Scully.

On today’s episode, I really want to highlight gratitude and the power of gratitude. Gratitude and acts of kindness, or medicine for the mind and spirit. It’s not a metaphor, it’s science.

Recently, I was up to my husband’s shop looking for my high school seniors photo to share with my school Yearbook teacher, who’s completing this year’s Yearbook alone due to covid 19. While I was up in the shop searching through boxes, I stumbled across a long journal from 2013… Immediately, I was transported back to a buried memory, whom I don’t even recognize anymore, a mom who was trying to find herself, battling depression, raising four feral children, fighting for a marriage that had been fractured and the pressure to keep one particular person alive. The goal as being a parent is to keep all of your children alive, but I needed one to stay alive, and I was under dire emergency health.

This journal was from August 2013. it had food logs, corrective insulin dosages, carbohydrate counts and reflections from a tired Momma. As I write the notes for this episode, I can see myself standing at my kitchen counter with a pen in my right hand and my left hand holding up my head while hearing all the chattering of my kids voices in the background. I was making calculations, reading nutrition labels, if you haven’t already guessed it, my seven-year-old daughter at the time was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Please join me on today’s episode as I share a recording I did back at the beginning of quarantine…


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September 30, 2020

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