1. i have gotten into the habit of saying “I’m grateful for” every night when I get into bed. I mentioned this to my daughter and she remarked that it was in effect a way to review the day. It is. I can even acknowledge some of the things I’m not so grateful happened, but end on a positive note. There is always much to be grateful for..

  2. A lovely thank-you post, Christie. Mother Nature is truly amazing. Our high temperatures this week are on the plus side, above freezing point every day, so spring is coming for sure. I’ve got my daily exercises done, I’m enjoying time with my family, and will travel with my sister to Europe later this month. Plenty to be grateful for. #MLSTL

    • I must agree, Natalie, that Mother Nature is amazing. Our temps are warming up as well, though I hear tale of a coming snow storm. I am grateful that we are on this end of winter and looking forward to spring. Thanks for sharing your thank-you list.

  3. I like your list. What a great habit to take time every month to remember the little things that you are grateful for. The buds on the tree give me hope of spring- it was 40 degree here today. Yay! I just got my nails done this afternoon- now I am wishing I had gotten them done in green! !

    • Hello Michele. I am holding out for spring, even though as I write this it is snowing outside. In the spirit of gratitude, I am thankful that we are receiving much-needed moisture. Later this week we are predicted to hit mid 50s. Bring it on! I am loving my nails! I was a little nervous going green, but the color is subtle enough, that it’s soothing, not jarring.

  4. Hi Christie, so much in your life to give thanks for and I always enjoy your Thank You Notes. We can never be reminded enough about the good things we have in our lives. You have some special moments here – a new baby, enjoying the beauty of Winter even if it is freezing and spending time with your family. I am going to be making an appointment for a massage thanks to you and love the green nails! Thanks for being such a special member of #MLSTL and will be sharing on social media. Have a great week. xx

    • Hello Sue. It has been a month full of special moments. I’m glad to hear you are going for a massage. Enjoy! Thank you for the welcoming environment and uplifting posts I always find in #MLSTL. I look forward to it each week.

    • I’m only sad the chocolate coconut patties are all gone. That might actually be a good thing for my waistline. They were pretty good sized, and I had a hard time sticking to 1/2 at a time. The other half would mysteriously disappear. 🙂

  5. Christie – what a beautiful post to read and I love those green nails!! If I were to pick one thing to say thank you for during the month of February it’d be thank you to my beautiful pool surrounded in palm trees for the cooling, blissful escape from the summer heat and humidity! xo

  6. I still just look around and am grateful that my husband and I decided to take the chance and move to Florida. It’s still amazing somedays that we’re even here. Got a chance to enjoy the International Flower and Garden festival at Epcot, so that put an additional smile on my face this week. And I also smiled because I can appreciate the beauty in your picture knowing that I’m enjoying 70+ degree temps today.

    • I’m jealous Jennifer! It’s snowing here this morning, so I can appreciate even more the thought of 70 degrees! The flower and garden festival sounds wonderful. I’m so happy for you living your dream in Florida–and that you made it happen. Enjoy!

  7. Thank you for sharing your thank you notes! What a happy post! Isn’t Mother Nature amazing with new growth showing despite the frigid cold? I, too, love to visit Barnes & Noble. So much fun to browse, touch, and peruse! Your green nails look fabulous! And congratulations on another great week in your Transformation Challenge!
    What made me smile this month? Very early this morning when my granddaughters had a texting session with me while they were on their school bus ride.
    To inspire joy, I am meeting with a friend I haven’t seen in over a month for lunch and a movie.
    My wellness goal this week is to complete 4 OTF classes and do 4 bike rides. I also plan to do my studio’s dri-tri at the end of this month.

    • Wow, Gale, I’m impressed that you are aiming for 4 OT sessions and 4 bike rides in one week. I’m intimidated by the dri-tri, but may go for it next year. I love those text sessions with grandchildren. Aren’t they just the best?

  8. I always enjoy your gratitude posts Christie – and I must say I’m feeling a little envious of that 90 minute massage! So glad you got to share some lovely family events and that Spring is on its way to you (as we head into Autumn down here in Oz)
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

  9. What a great idea. I have always been a thank you kind of person but so many people are not anymore. My Dad who is 95 still writes thank you notes and I have made him little cards to do so easily.

    It is not hard to say thank you and a post like this is a great plan….may I ‘steal’ it with credit?

    Thank you in advance!!

    Denyse x #MLSTL

    • Hello Denyse. I love that your father writes thank-you notes at age 95 and that you’ve helped make it a little easier for him. Of course, you may steal thank you notes post. I look forward to seeing it!

  10. I love the idea of this post. We had the warmest ever February day here in England and I have got to be grateful for that. We have been able to enjoy Spring bulbs in the garden all this month so far.

  11. Cindy

    I’m so happy that you could make it to Hannah’s baby shower and bring your beautiful granddaughters with you! I am so thankful that I’ll soon be getting a new granddaughter myself!
    Nice job on your fitness challenge!

    • It was a lot of fun seeing Hannah so excited and surrounded by the women who love her. Thanks for the encouragement on the transformation challenge. I’m in the homestretch now!

  12. That spring photo is amazing, to see buds on a tree covered in snow and ice! Mother Nature is dying to spring forth isn’t she?

  13. I love reading your monthly thank you notes! I enjoy seeing people celebrate the small moments in life along with the larger ones.
    I’m reading Becoming right now too! And am loving the book also. A few more nights & I’ll be done. Then I’m mailing it off to a friend in NY so she can read it to.
    Have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you Trisha. I love that you are sending your book off to a friend. That is one of the reasons I still cling to printed books (besides the smell and the feel), it’s so much fun sharing them–passing them around. Enjoy your week!

  14. Hey doll! So many things to be thankful for. I am thankful that you shared them with us. You’ve inspired me to think about the good things that happened to do rather than dwelling on the bad.
    What made you smile this month? My granddaughter Lucia.
    What will you do today to inspire joy? Work on something crafty…maybe my mosaic, for a bit.
    What is your wellness goal this week? 7,200 steps a day and 3 floors

    We used to have a Massage Envy membership but it got so hard for us to get appointments with our fav therapists that we decided not to renew. Oh, I miss having a regular massage. I don’t care who does it!! PC is a little pickier. 🙁

    Love the nail color. Have always wanted to try green polish. Haven’t had a mani in a year or more.

    Yay for all of the good things you are doing for your body!

    • Well, Leslie, it sounds to me like you are due for some pampering. I think a spa day is in order! I was a little hesitant about the green polish, but I really do love it. Granddaughters are the best for making us smile, aren’t they?

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