About The River

Monday, February 27, 2017

Joy List Monday and The Winner Is .....

Joy List Monday

a weekly ritual
a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces
that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day

 ♥ coffee date and catch up with a friend ... one of those friends who you may not see for several months, but you pick right up when you last seen each other, no matter how long it has been.

♥ an email conversation with a dear friend who moved away ... thankful for technology to keep us in touch.

♥ my indoor garden starting to show blooms. I have an amaryllis and daffodils ready to pop any day now.

♥ Saturday night game night ='s tons of laughs ... belly laughs the best kind.

♥  a surprise gift of chocolate from a friend.

And the winner of the Greeting Cards to color is Ginny! 



  1. Congratulations to GINNY!

  2. I like your joy list and especially the reminder to stop and pay attention...something I forget to do. Congratulations to Ginny

  3. Congrats to your lucky winner! You sure you don't want to share that chocolate bar with the rest of us? hahaha! Hugs!

  4. Congratulations Ginny. Enjoy your winnings.

  5. Sounds like a lot of joy in your life! It's the little things, isn't it?

  6. This looks like very fancy chocolate, too! And those are artistic shots of it. Now I am hungry! Again, thanks SO much for the cards!!

  7. Yay for Ginny!!!!!!

    You reminded me to email my best friend in New Mexico, and call another to get together. Thanks, Carla!

    Jane x

  8. Technology can be such a great way to keep in touch all over the world. That is what I love about blogging too. You can stay connected and meet friends through technology that you might never have known in your lifetime. Have a great new week Carla.

  9. Awww sounds like a lot to be inspired and excited about! I love your description of your game night, belly laughs at the best kinds!

  10. I love these posts. It's always nice to connect with friends. I need to be better and make time to connect with my friends.

  11. You had me at chocolate... ;-)

  12. What a wonderful week!!! Hope you are getting some of this snow :)

  13. Congratulations to the lovely Ginny! Giveaways are always such great fun :)

    Enjoy the remainder of your week, dear friend. Hugs!

  14. Great list, Carla, and I emailed an out of state friend just the other day. Congrats to Ginny! I missed your giveaway, it's been a busy time and I've not been online as much. Enjoy the rest of the week! xx Cheryl

  15. I really like the idea of this list, Carla. And you always find fun things to celebrate.

  16. Congratulations to Ginny! I love your lists!! Technology is a wonderful way to keep in touch with friends who live far away. My best friend lives in Cheyenne and we talk like we live next door to each other! Love and hugs!

  17. I'm loving it that my heart has been lifted by this and several other blogs I've read celebrating the joys of everyday life. This is what does me good. I believe it is so contagious and I like catching it and passing it on. This stuff is the really good stuff, Carla.

  18. Congratulations to Ginny, how wonderful to win such a special gift :) I always love your joy list... life is so much wonderful when you consider the positives around you, isn't it! Glad you got to visit with an old friend, and Saturday night game nights are the best, I agree! We love belly laughs too... my husband is great at keeping us all laughing. Hugs to you dear friend!

  19. Hi Carla
    Firstly many congratulations to the lucky winner Ginny.

    Secondly many thanks for your recent comment on the low carb diabetic blog.
    I am so excited to hear the news about the Master Gardener Course you will very shortly be starting.
    I wish you every success with it ...

    Take Care, and obviously look forward to your continued blog posts as and when time allows.

    All the best Jan


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