This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.Today's prompt was to pay 25 cents for each woman in my family who graduated from high school. Being the mother of three boys and the only female in my house, I guess this was a painless way to ease into the challenge. However, even going back a generation didn't help me add to my total. My Mom, a member of the Greatest Generation, left high school early to find a job to help support her family (which was not particularly uncommon back then). Her strategy backfired decades later, when the only work she could find was low-paying, but that's another story for another day.
So try as I might, all I could come up with today was a pittance. And an appreciation of my diploma.
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