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Thank You Notes News #6

In deep appreciation for our mornings

Photo by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth. Roste Chocolate House in Portland, Oregon.

Dear Lovely Writers and Readers,

How time flies when we are in appreciation of everything! Something I deeply treasure is mornings. Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day. I love coffee, tea, lemon water, and other delicious beverages to start my day off right.

Recently we visited a chocolate cafe. The shop roasts, processes, and makes chocolate, pastries, and drinks. They showed us how they used a grinding machine that runs for days processing the cacao nibs.

What a treat to learn about how chocolate is made, smell the delicious aroma, and enjoy it in a beverage.

This week’s prompt is fitting as it has to do with mornings:

What do you love about mornings, breakfast, or morning beverages?

I look forward to your stories, poems, and notes about mornings.

I want to give a warm welcome to our new writers:

Indubala Kachhawa

A Rustic Mind (Manali Desai)

Adelia Ritchie

Annick Batamuliza

I am so honored that you chose to join Thank You Notes and I look forward to your writing here!

We have grown to 27 writers and 41 followers! Thank you all for your support!

We also always have the following sections as ongoing prompts for you to explore:

Notes: These can be photos and stories of handwritten or digital thank you notes you have received that have touched your heart. They can also be ones that you decided to write to others.

Universe: These stories or poems give appreciation to our universe, galaxy, stars, and space.

Spiritual: These stories or poems thank a higher power in our lives. We may thank life, the universe, the spirit, or God for what we have been given in our lives.

Poetry: This category features poems written to say thank you in a variety of ways. Poetry may cross over into other sections as well.

Humanity: This category spotlights people we want to thank from our past, present, and future. They can be people in our lives or people we imagine. There are so many beautiful humans out there touching our lives and helping us. Stories and poems here focus on appreciating others.

Earth: This category focuses on Mother Earth and nature. We are thankful to the Earth for the gifts we are given of air, water, and sunlight every day. Stories and poems featured here give thanks to our home planet.

Food: This category features appreciation for the food and drinks we are gifted daily to nourish us. I welcome thank you poems or stories about food that are appreciative in nature. You can write about and share recipes, especially ones handed down through your family, for which you are very grateful.

This past week our writers brought stories of joy, hope, and beauty to the Thank You Notes publication and I am deeply grateful for all of them. Thank you dear writers for your beautiful work!

Carolyn Hastings wrote a lovely poem in honor of her mother, and the creativity, love, and joy she brings into their world through her drawings and more! Thank you, Carolyn, for introducing us to your mom through this delightful poem! It made my heart sing to hear of your mom’s strength and joy through difficult times!

Kris Bedenian wrote two amazing articles about an owl and a hawk. They show us how we can take advantage of different times in our days to be creative, productive, and thankful. Thank you, Kris, for these stories of reflection and nature! They made my love for birds even stronger!

John C. Davis wrote a lovely and inspiring essay about the moon. He relays a story of imagination and wonder. Thank you, John, for sharing this piece with us. It touched my heart with wonder and joy!

Bhavna Narula wrote a sweet birthday message in thanks to her friend, Sashwat. It was beautiful to see what a beautiful friendship these two have. Thank you, Bhavna for sharing this fun and uplifting message with all of us!

Thank you, everyone, for a beautiful week! I look forward to reading your stories, poems, and notes!

Several of our writer’s stories were chosen for further distribution! What a joy and an honor!

Thank you, awesome writers!

A Rustic Mind (Manali Desai), Neha Sandhir S, Adelia Ritchie, Amy Marley, Ashley Nicole, Aurora Eliam, CMP, Kris Bedenian, Bhavna Narula, Bob Jasper, Carolyn Hastings, Gurpreet Dhariwal, Brajendra Kumar, Desiree Driesenaar, Elle How, Humaira Iqbal, Indubala Kachhawa, jenine bsharah baines, John C. Davis, Katie Michaelson, Annick Batamuliza, Lanu Pitan, Noorain Hassan, BMS, Dr. Preeti Singh, Sanjit Sengupta, Sahil Patel, Annelise Lords, Tree Langdon, Yana Bostongirl



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Trista Signe Ainsworth

Trista Signe Ainsworth


I write stories of love and encouragement from my heart to yours.