1. Connie

    1. I’m most thankful today for my close relationship with our niece, Alyssa. She is a ray of sunshine.

    2. Without a doubt my favorite flowers are snapdragons. You can squeeze their petals and make them roar. They are beautiful and resilient, and remind me of my grandma who grew them in her back yard every year.

    3. Probably I prefer sunshine, but there’s nothing like the multiple colors of an Arizona sunset through scattered clouds.

    4. I’m grateful for creativity, imagination and the amazing capacity within us for healing and joy even through our deepest sorrows.

  2. That river trail looks beautiful – me, I’m enjoying Duke Dumonts new album – the generous free live streaming of musicians has really made some of the ISO days more fun. I’m glad our numbers are low and I’m hoping we can keep it that way. I want this stupid thing over. #MLSTL

    • I’m with you, Lydia, let’s get this thing under control! It really is a wonderful thing, though, to see how many artists are willing to share their talents without charge. As for the trail, we’ve seen it from a distance on our last couple of visits. This time we finally decided to check it out. It is lovely.

  3. Hi Christie, the Thank you Notes come around so quickly but I do enjoy reading your thoughts. I’m thankful that I finally got to visit and spend time with my grandsons and also that I finally finished my Fitness Certification. Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and reminding us to take time to be thankful in even the smallest joy in our life. xx

    • Hello Sue. It’s hard to believe another month flew by. I’m so happy to hear that you got to spend some time with your grandsons. There’s nothing like an in-person visit after a long separation. Congratulations on your Fitness Certification!

  4. So nice to read your thank-you notes Christie and see you’ve been able to resume some social meetings with your family and friends. The Virgin River Trail looks very nice. #MLSTL

    • It really is so nice to see family and friends, Natalie. We are taking it slow and being cautious. Hopefully, that way we can hang onto the advances and not have to go back to isolation.

  5. Hi Christie – another lovely positive post – and all those family and friends – you must be loving it! I’m most thankful for the restrictions lifting enough to allow some intra-state travel – which meant (drumroll!!!!!) our kids and grandgirls could visit us last week for the first time in nearly 3 months! It was such a joy to see them in real life and to enjoy chilling out together as a family again – life is good!
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 😊

    • Thank you Leanne. Though we’re still being cautious, it has been lovely to see a few family and friends–especially the grandchildren! I’m glad to hear you were able to spend some time with yours to. Thanks, as always, for hosting #MLSTL. Take care!

  6. I always look forward to your Thank You notes and this one was lovely. Seeing what we are grateful for in a time that is neither feeling safe for many of us or friendly was just lovely. We have started to be able to see people on a visit to each other’s houses and today I got to sit in a cafe for my coffee instead of having it as a takeaway.

    We won’t ever be back to pre-covid times I don’t think but we will have greater appreciation of what we want from life.

    Thank you Christie,

    Denyse #mlstl

    • Hello Denyse. Thank you for your kind words. It’s good to hear that you have been able to see a few people and sit in a cafe. We’ve certainly come to appreciate the small joys more, haven’t we? My husband is going to get his first hair cut this week, and I have an appointment on Saturday! I don’t relish the idea of wearing a mask for that long, but I’ll do it for the pleasure of having my hair done.

  7. I always love your gratitude notes. Right now I’m grateful for nature, for where I live, for my health, that we’ve gotten through these weeks with fewer arguments than I thought that we might have & for the dog snoring softly beside me as I write. #MLSTL

    • Thank you for sharing that Joanne. I smiled when you said your dog was snoring softly beside you. My husband and I have commented many times about actually missing our Charlie Dog’s snoring now that he’s gone. The memory still makes us laugh though. I am also deeply grateful for nature, where I live, my health, and a husband I can stand being isolated with! 🙂 Take care and be safe!

  8. So many great things to be thankful for Christie! I’m grateful for my new ebike and the ability to ride on our new rail trail, it is great to get out in the fresh air and exercise. #mlstl

  9. Cindy

    I enjoyed reading what you’re thankful for. I’m thankful today that online school is finished for the year!

    I don’t have a favorite flower, but I loved reading about the snapdragons that Connie reminded me of.

    I prefer sunshine, but I do enjoy a good thunder and lightening storm and I love the smell of rain.

    • Yea for summer! This school year didn’t finish like anyone expected, but you did it! I love all flowers really, so I couldn’t pick a favorite either. And I prefer sunshine overall, but love big fluffy clouds. Yes, also, to the smell of rain. I love you sister!

  10. I always love reading your Thankyou Notes, Christie. I’m slightly envious that you are now able to eat in a restaurant. Our restrictions on that haven’t been lifted as yet. That river trail looks beautiful #MLSTL

    • Thank you Jennifer. It was a little strange sitting in a restaurant. I was slightly uneasy as we were planning it, but felt good overall about their social distancing and sanitation efforts. The trail was absolutely beautiful. There are so many walking and hiking trails where we built, I’m very excited to check them all out!

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