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Thankful for the Great Outdoors

walking around the reservoir with dog
The Main Reservoir walk in Colorado

a moderate difficulty hike in the Rooney Trail, Green Mountain area in Colorado
The Rooney Trail before the bikers and runners came

I feel proud of myself for making time to post in a few weeks streak. It just means one thing. I focus on gratitude for weeks now. What a great feeling.

This week, I am thankful for:

  1. The beautiful mountain views in my city, just over ten minutes drive.
  2. 60-degree mornings, so the hike felt very refreshing.
  3. The energy to rise early and avoid the crowd.
  4. My dog joining me in the otherwise solitary walk.
  5. The effect of going outdoors has on me--wonderful happy feeling.
  6. Calories used for exercising. 
  7. Days off to enjoy life outside work.
  8. Coffee to keep me going on my workdays in the hospital.
  9. My son adulting. He paid for his two old tickets!
  10. Apps to motivate me and lose a few pounds. 
Ten Things of Thankful

Comments

  1. Lovely list of thankfuls! Aah to walks and wonders!

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  2. So glad you could join in again this week; it's always good to see you! There's nothing quite like a nice walk in a beautiful location. (And adult children "adulting" is so wonderful!)

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  3. Ah, that looks so relaxing and yet invigorating. Glad you are able to enjoy the outdoors!

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