Category Archives: Gratitude

Hiking Edwards Crossing, South Yuba River

Edward’s Crossing, South Yuba River

My daugh­ter moved to Egypt two years ago and had­n’t been back to vis­it since. But that changed this month. She was­n’t able to bring both kids — imag­ine two hyper kids on an 18-or-so-hour trip — but brought her youngest, Abdu. We trav­eled up to gold coun­try to see fam­i­ly and took the most amaz­ing hike. We even had my mom with us, who turns 80 in Octo­ber. It was a very spe­cial time spent togeth­er, for all of us.

Trea­sure time spent with loved ones. We can’t be with them all the time or always.

Mountain sunset, photo by Donna Greene


Novem­ber is one of my favorite months, part­ly because Thanks­giv­ing is my favorite hol­i­day. The sun­sets this time of year are breath­tak­ing and I am able to reflect on so many things that I am grate­ful for. This is a pho­to I took one evening when the sky was just incred­i­ble in any direc­tion I looked. Life offers each of us much to be thank­ful for.