Mary Pichette

I am grateful for loving Albert and having been loved by him

For my children who keep me in the game

The people and circumstances that have challenged me throughout my life

The strength, courage, self awareness, and vision I have obtained from these challenges

For the beautiful Japanese maple tree I planted in my front yard in memory of Albert

The colors of crimson and gold which represent connection


People who have a good sense of humor

Being able to laugh at myself

Being in the company of friends who accept me for who I am

Support groups

My students

Learning how to make “greens” and actually eating them

Knowing that I have the ability to cook; just need the desire

An eclectic meal that someone else has prepared

Blues and Jazz music that sooth my soul

Memories and pictures

My mom who is ill, but provides me with purpose

Listening to the rush of the ocean’s waves

Collecting stones and rocks that are shaped like hearts

One of my favorite quotes: What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love becomes a part of us. -Helen Keller-