Over this past weekend, I participated in the Cherished Blogfest. The Cherished Blogfest blog hop focused on sharing cherished items. I was hesitant about joining the hop because I’d not been blogging much. (My oldest heads off to college in a few weeks and I’ve completely rearranged my priority list.) But I’m so thankful I did. The Cherished Blogfest forced me to step back and take inventory of cherished items. And beyond reading many wonderful stories from other bloggers, I was left a sense of gratitude and contentment. (Many thanks to Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, Paul Ruddock, Peter Nena,Sharukh Bamboat for hosting).