About The River

Monday, October 1, 2018

Joy List Monday

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

 ♥ 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

 ♥ a lovely Autumn hike 
 ♥ letters from our son who is at Basic Training and letters are the only way to communicate for 10 weeks .. those letters are true treasures
 ♥ sharing memories about our dog Molly who recently passed .. sharing all the adventures 
 ♥ brownies 
 ♥ baseball .. Go Crew Go!


  1. I'm so sorry about your dog. This is a beautiful feather; I wonder what bird it is from? You always take time to notice things that others would pass by without a second glance!

  2. Glad you can do something old fashion like writing letters to Sam. How wonderful. I hope he is doing well in basic training. Happy New Week.

  3. I know those letters from your son are to be treasured. I just found some old letters from my brothers who were service, in Viet-Nam. I am going to send them to their children. Hope your son is doing well. This is a good month to slow down. But I am still playing catch up with chores. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. The letters must be so special for you and for him! How's it going?! I love your Joy List Mondays!

  5. Handwritten letters are such a lovely thing...to give and to receive! Brownies are truly a joy. I'm sorry to hear about Molly. Hope you are doing well sweet friend! I'm trying to get back to the blogging groove. :-) Love and hugs to you!

  6. I bet you must be so excited when one of those letters arrive! x

  7. Oh I bet he loves the mail days just as much as you do!

  8. Love each one! Are you seeing a lot of fall color on your hikes?

  9. I really like your post good blog on site,Thanks for your sharing.


  10. Carla, I'm so sorry to hear about your Molly.

    I love the quote on Nature. That is so true. I can imagine how sweet it is to get a letter from Sam.

    Oh, I've just looked at your post about the garden tour. Looks like it was perfect! What a beautiful place you have! And, your flowers are amazing.

  11. I would love for your hubby to snap a pic of you coming y back from the mailbox with a pic of you with a letter from your sweet boy!!!! That would make my heart happy! Thinking of yo friend!

  12. Must be quite lovely anticipating the delivery of mail, just like the old days.

  13. I know it is great to get a letter from your son. I remember being away from home for 10 weeks when I was 18 and letters were the way to communicate back then. Thanks for your kind comment on my post.

  14. Love that your are getting letters. What a treasure! Have a nice weekend.

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  16. Goodness, those letters from your son are, and will be, treasured.

    My good wishes to you.

    All the best Jan


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