About The River

Monday, July 1, 2019

Joy List Monday

Winter 2019 in my garden
 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

 ♥ having my son say "Mom, it is too hot to sleep! I can not wait for it to be Winter."  For those of you that are new to The River, Winter is my favorite season.

♥ helping a friend move to a new home. Seeing the joy on their faces as they set up house in their forever home.

♥ going fishing with my youngest son, just the two of us. He wanting to help mom take her fish off.

♥ caring thoughts and love as I grief over the unexpected loss of a friend.

♥ humidity, heat and rain.. making everything grow lovely green!


  1. It's wonderful to enjoy each season as it comes! I'm finding more things to do now that I can't hike as much! Maybe I'll go fishing! I drew a trout this weekend! lol Hugs!

  2. I'm sorry for your loss...

  3. Winter is beautiful but I don't miss it anymore as I get older. This time of year is my favorite time of year but I'm grateful for every day that I'm am given. Every day brings its own treasure.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. You being such an expert and lover of flowers, it surprises me that your favorite season is winter! Everything is dead!! Fishing with your son must have been wonderful.

  5. Such a lovely list. The one of your boy helping you take the fish off is really vivid. xoxo Su

  6. All wonderful, with my favorite being your time fishing :)

  7. My joy list today starts with a card from a friend - thank you for the sweet thought! My girls said I should frame the card with the bumble bee on it. :)
    I've been seeing a lot of variegated mint lately - maybe it's a sign that I need some for my own? ;)
    Have a lovely week!

  8. Such a great Joy List Carla. It is so great you love to fish with your son. Those are memories you will always remember and share. Happy 4th sweet friend.

  9. It's always great to be thankful. And it's wonderful that your son still wants to go fishing with you. My favorite season is and always has been summer...in the Midwest. Spring and Fall are awesome. Winter's OK, but it's just a little too long for me here in Wisconsin. ;-)

  10. Great winter shot! I do wish it were a tiny bit warmer over here though.. I'm about to break open my autumn jacket again.

  11. I'm sorry for your loss...

    How lovely to go fishing with your youngest son, special time shared together.

    All the best Jan


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