My friend Tina – I miss her so much. She was my running partner for more than 2 years in Sunapee and would faithfully be waiting at the end of her driveway with at first Gemini and then Nutmeg… I will never forget the day I went to run with her and she was alone (I had been gone for 3 days)… “where’s Gemini?” I asked, and she was in tears… “He was hit in front of our house” – We ran by that spot (which at first was a stain in the road and even when I drove by I cried). It was horrible. I missed him so… Oakley missed him so much too….. Then Gemini came … what a gorgeous sweet girl! Chocolate lab, and full of energy. Tina did a lot of research to find Nutty and it was truly worth it. This pic is of us at the CIGNA road race – where she asked me to run with her group from New London Hospital. She is the CFO there and spends a lot of time working. She coaches her daughter’s soccer team and goes to St. Andrews where I used to go to church too. They are such a great family and we are blessed to have them in our lives. Can’t wait for the family trip to see us at Mt. Snow!
Cheers to Tina – for her committment to her family, for her committment to herself and the community she serves through the hospital and her church, and here’s to Tina for all those 5:30 AM wake up calls for frigid dark runs with head lamps on or a trip to the gym for early morning spin class. I miss her dearly…

My other favorite photo is this gem of Lily & Nutmeg when they first brought her home to Sunapee. How sweet….

This is something that Tina just sent me around the holidays – I really like it so thought I would share:

Today…I wish you a day of ordinary miracles-

A fresh pot of coffee you didn’t have to make yourself.

An unexpected phone call from an old friend.

Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.

I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in…

The fastest line at the grocery store.

A good sing along song on the radio.

Your keys right where you look.

I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.

I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this phrase to the people you’ll never forget
It’s a short message to let them know that you’ll never forget them.

Love, Tina

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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