☀ Lost Love Letter Found

AND Dog Adoption From Kill-List

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

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Here’s what to know for Friday:

  • Love letters found in home renovation

  • Deputies save lost girl in swamp

  • Girl volunteers and adopts dog on kill-list


Matt and Carrie Tessmer revamped their historic home and came across long-lost love letters.

Little did they know, their bathroom held secrets that could rival any mystery novel. As they peeled away the layers, each revealing more clues to the past, they found themselves swept up in a whirlwind of nostalgia.

"It's like stepping into a time machine," Carrie giggled, her eyes dancing with delight.

Among the relics of yesteryear were quaint toiletries from a bygone era, each whispering tales of days gone by.

But it wasn't until they stumbled upon a stack of old love letters that the true magic unfolded. 

Tucked away in the walls like a secret waiting to be told, these heartfelt messages spoke of youthful romance and starry-eyed dreams.

"'I hope you still love me. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,'" Carrie read aloud, her voice filled with wonder.

Who was this mysterious "John B." or "Lolly" who penned these heartfelt missives?

With each clue they unearthed, the puzzle only grew more intriguing.

Could it be John Pavlo, the dashing young man who once called their house home? Or perhaps John Book, whose name echoed through the halls of history?

"It's like playing detective," Carrie exclaimed, her eyes sparkling with excitement. "We're on a mission to uncover the truth behind these hidden treasures."

They closed up their bathroom wall, leaving behind a piece of themselves for future generations to find.

Who knows what mysteries await the next lucky homeowner to embark on their own renovation adventure?

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The day that changed our lives forever😭🤍

Katherine Ellis volunteered at the local Humane Society with no plans to adopt a dog.

But then she met Rookie, a one-year-old charmer with a heart of gold.

"We were just there to look around, but Rookie stole our hearts," Katherine admitted. "He's like that friend who never met a stranger—a real social butterfly, but, you know, with fur."

Rookie's journey wasn't easy. He started off as a stray, then landed in a kill shelter before finding his way to the Humane Society.

Reflecting on Rookie's rough start, Katherine gets emotional. "He's brought so much joy into our lives—I can't imagine it without him."

Katherine shared Rookie's adoption journey on TikTok, and the internet went wild.

Millions of views, thousands of likes, and an avalanche of heartwarming comments later, it's clear that Rookie's tale struck a chord.

"People have been so supportive," Katherine said, beaming. "I hope Rookie's story inspires others to consider adoption. There are so many pups out there just waiting for their forever homes."

This weekend, why not embrace the power of movement?

Whether it's a snowy stroll, a ski adventure, or even some indoor yoga, you're in for a mindfulness treat.

Seriously, as you're out there crunching through the snow or stretching it out on your yoga mat, you can't help but feel totally present.

It's like the winter wonderland becomes your own personal meditation studio.

And hey, Mother Nature sounds like the best remedy.

So, next time you're feeling a little winter bluesy, lace up those boots or roll out that yoga mat.

- Thank you for reading Grateful Gazette. Remember to breathe deeply to bring your mind back to your body 💜

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