1. Lots to be thankful for Christie! Love the pics of you two with your moms! The wellness challenge and melanoma walk kept you moving!! And finally…spring! That means we’re closer to summer!!!

    • Thank you Dee. We are lucky to have both of our mothers close by. Our fathers have both passed. It has been an active week for me, and the weather was perfect for walking!

  2. Hi, Christie – I love your unfailing gratitude and enthusiasm for life. It is definitely contagious (which is why I read your post first this morning)! 🙂

  3. Cindy

    What I nice post. I’m grateful for my (your) mom too! And I’m so grateful for the chance I have to be a mom and grandma. And thanks again for setting up the Melanoma walk. I love you sis!

  4. What a lovely post 🙂 I just felt joy well up within me as I read it – what some great thoughts and thank-you’s. I’m thankful for the chance to be with my 90 year old Mum, and her 98 year old boyfriend (of 20 years). I’m thankful for beautiful sunny weather in Devon and well, so much more. In fact, really I should write a gratitude post right now! Thanks for the inspo today 🙂 #MLSTL

    • I’m pleased that you enjoyed it Jo. If I inspired some joy and gratitude this morning, I did my job. That is wonderful that you still have your mother, and that she has her boyfriend. Larry’s Mom turns 92 in a couple of weeks. She just lost her boyfriend of over 10 years. They brought a lot of joy to each other and he is sorely missed.

  5. Larry

    Thank you Christie for all the thank you’s!
    Thanks for being the BEST WIFE, MOM, and GMA!!!

  6. Hi Christie, no matter what is happening in our lives there is always something to be grateful for if we look hard enough. Yes, your enthusiasm is contagious 🙂

  7. Lovely happy photos Christie! Your thank you notes made me smile! I’m smiling at running in the Mother’s Day Classic and spending time with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter for my first Mother’s day as a Grandmother 🙂 Doesn’t get much better than that! #mlstl

    • Thank you Christina. All the love I’m feeling in these comments is inspiring joy for me. I am so grateful for this wonderful blogging community. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.

  8. I love how upbeat and positive your thank you posts always are Christie. You’ve certainly been busy over the last month and I enjoyed seeing the family (mother and MIL too) featuring throughout. Life is certainly good isn’t it?
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

    • Yes, Leanne, life is good. I am so grateful for my family and my good health. I’m also grateful for my friends–both IRL and in the blogging community. Thank you for making that connection easier with #MLSTL.

  9. Hi Christie,
    Beautiful post…gratitude in words, for sure.
    I’m grateful for…
    my wonderful son who took a road trip to visit me on Mothers’ Day
    my daughter’s continued success with her mental health struggles
    clean physical reports for both husband Dan and me
    no cavities at the dentist
    wonderful neighbors who love our little Cali doggie as much as we do and doggie-sit her enthusiastically so we can travel
    and so much more.
    Thanks for the reminder.

  10. Hello Christie
    I just love that you take the time to blog about being thankful. I think we get so caught up in the day to day life we forget to revel in the moment. Looks like you really have a beautiful life!

  11. Your thank you notes posts are among my favorite. Reading your thank yous inspires me to look for similar blessing in my own life. Took a walk this morning and that dose of exercise and sunshine really gave my spirit a boost.

    Ronald McDonald and Foster Houses both do such good work.

    Glad to see pics of your mama and MIL. Lovely ladies.

  12. I love your choices – and Thank You notes are so important. And actually sending real notes to real people as well so they know they’re appreciated.
    There is so much to appreciate, to be grateful for… and I appreciate your reminder that we need to take stock each and every day.

    • It’s been a while since I sent a handwritten thank you note, Agnes. A couple of years ago, I set a goal to send one letter a month for a full year. It was a lovely experience–for me as much as the recipients.

  13. I love how you get so specific in your thank you notes. And so broad as well. This post of your’s always makes me think about how many things I have to be grateful for as well. Very inspiring.

    • Thank you Pat. I like doing the Thank You Notes posts, because I get to go through my photos for the month and enjoy the memories, and because people like you tell me how the posts make them feel grateful for their own little happinesses.

  14. Hi Christie, I am delighted to connect with you via Donna’s site Retirement Reflections. I love your monthly thank you notes post! Sharing and savouring is a wonderful way to relive the moments. Thank you, Christie for putting the Good into our Universe. This is the first post I have read on your site. My turn: A heartfelt Thank You Note – Today my thank you note goes to palliative care nurses and doctors that have taken care of my sister-in-law. My Thank You Note to her daughter (my niece) who has shared and communicated this difficult journey. My sister-in-law passed away this afternoon surrounded by love. Interesting how your Thank You Note post came into my life this afternoon:) Erica

    • Hello Erica and welcome. My condolences for the loss of your sister-in-law. It touched me that you are able to be grateful in the midst of this sorrow. That is the beauty of life, even in difficult times there is good in the Universe if you tune into it. May you and your family be well supported and surrounded by love.

      • Hi Christie, Your post came in front of me shortly after we received the news. It helped bring all we are thankful for to the forefront, especially the beautiful soul we had in our lives. And, yes, surrounded by love.

  15. Hi Christie, I always feel uplifted when I read your Thank you notes and this one is so lovely to see both your Mum and Mother-in-law. I lost my Mum many years ago and still miss her. I’ve been enjoying your Instagram photos with the running trails. I don’t live close enough to trails but it is great to have a challenge to work towards isn’t it? Have a beautiful week and thank you for sharing at #MLSL.

    • I’m glad you enjoy the Thank You Notes, Sue. Larry and I feel blessed to have both of our moms close by. They are slowing down, so we are trying to make the most of the time we have together. I love seeing your photos as well. Isn’t wonderful how the world provides such different terrains that are all so beautiful in different ways? Enjoy your week!

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