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  1. Aunt Sheri

    Oh Christie that was so sweet of you to include me in your thank you’s! As you know ornaments have a special place in my heart….just as you do!

  2. Thank you Christie for being part of my blogging community and did you know that yesterday was our one year anniversary as friends on Facebook? I also enjoy your Thank you Notes and hope you continue them in 2019. Being grateful and reflecting on what we are thankful for should always be part of our lives. Thanks for supporting #MLSTL and have a beautiful week. xx

    • Wow, that year flew by! And yet it seems like we’ve been blogging friends forever. I look forward to another year of #MLSTL. I truly appreciate the work you and Leanne do to facilitate this group. Cheers!

  3. I MUST thank all of the wonderful bloggers in the #MLSTL community for welcoming me in! I’ve been blogging for 6 months and I’ve learned so much from all of you!

  4. Thank you, Christie, for sharing your lovely thank-you notes and your photos. I’m thankful every morning for a new day, and at night for a good day when my family is all safe and healthy. Enjoy December! #MLSTL

  5. You’ve had a wonderful month Christie with much to be thankful for. Today I’ve been feeling thankful for the special friends in my life. A small group of us had our Christmas catch up last night. All day I’ve been thinking of how much these girls mean to me. I love your Thankyou notes #MLSTL #midlifeblogger

    • It really has been a great month, Jennifer. Close friends are definitely something to be grateful for. I’m glad you got to spend time with yours this week. I had dinner with two of my sisters on Saturday and took that same lovely feeling away with me.

  6. Great post Christie – thank you for sharing! Today I am thankful for sunshine and my ability to take a walk – and for Starbucks having electricity to plug into without limit. So much to be grateful for but today those pop to mind.

  7. Nothing beats a gratitude post Christie – they’re always so upbeat and positive – what’s not to love? You sound like you’ve had a fabulous last few weeks and I bet you’re revving up for Christmas and all the joy that comes with it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MLSTL all this year and I’ve shared this on my SM 🙂

    • Thank you Leanne. I would be remiss if I didn’t add a big thank you to you and Sue for #MLSTL and for more generally welcoming me into the blogging community and giving me much food for thought throughout the year with your own blog. Thank you. Thank you.

  8. I love this post Christie, being thankful and telling everyone shares the love around! I love the image of all the stockings hanging up, are they all your family’s? Enjoy the holiday time 🙂 #mlstl

    • Yes, Debbie, those stockings are mine and hubby’s, the 10 grandchildren’s, and the dog’s. I made all of them over the years, except my own (which Larry made with some help from his sister) and Charlie Dog’s (which was a gift from his human sister). They hold a lot of fond memories–not to mention goodies on Christmas morning! I hope you are enjoying your holidays!

  9. What a nice way to send thank you notes. I am grateful today that I could spend the day visiting local nurseries. A thank you to those local shops is in order. I know it is not easy to be a small business owner. That is why I support the local shops as much as I can. My DIL owns a small business in your area of the world. (Hip and Humble in Salt Lake.) I’m giving her a shout out and thank you too for staying the course. I hope we all remember to shop locally during this season.

    • That sounds like a lovely way to spend your day, Sally. I do like to buy local. Thank you for telling me about Hip and Humble. I haven’t seen that store, but checked it out online and am intrigued. I want to check it out in person after Christmas. I’m done holiday shopping and have vowed not to go in a store until the madness is over. 🙂

  10. I LOVE this idea!! (Hmmmm…I may steal/borrow/copy it and do a monthly thank you too.)
    My screensaver on my computer is an affirmation by Louise Hay – My day begins and ends with gratitude and joy. I try to be conscious of how much I have to be thankful for (although, sometimes its easy to get caught up in life and not notice). I used to keep a daily gratitude journal where I’d list 5 things at the end of each day. But somehow over the past few years I stopped doing it. You’ve inspired me to start that practice up again.
    Thanks for a great post! Sharing on MLSTL

    • Thank you Trisha. It sounds like we have conscious gratitude in common. As I understand it, we are wired to watch for the negative and dangerous, so we can protect ourselves. It takes conscious effort to also tune into the positive. Thanks, as always, for taking the time to visit and comment.

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