Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude is a Gift Best Given Forward

March 30, 2015 7:11 PM

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As I played my life backwards to find "One Thing I'm Most Grateful For," there were good cliché answers: my three kids, my amazing best friends, or my parents for giving me life.. etc. I have a small rebellion against doing exactly what one would expect, so I dug a bit deeper.

The profound proxies that stepped into my life are my saving grace. I'm referencing those people who filled in the gaps of parental guidance or mentorship where my own family was unable. My mother was absent for a huge chunk of my life, and my father, although financially supportive, stayed in the M...

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