The final three, though I’m taking poetic license and employing a symbol and a second language to round out the finish of my appreciation list from A to Z.

Though the alphabet often stumps me in my feeble attempts to craft words, I’ve really enjoyed seeing so many artistic renderings of these letter forms.  Thanks to Creative Commons for providing a platform for sharing the art.  And thanks to the photographers who make their work available in this way.

Thanks, thanks, thanks!  Starting the day with that attitude of gratitude.  Hope you’re feeling it too.

courtesy of wanderWUNDERmuseumKURIOpicture

X aka KISS

(as in the ‘x0x0’ my mom would write on a napkin and put in my school lunch when I was a kid – ok, she still signs her emails like that and I’m almost 40)








courtesy of Leo Reynolds

YESES (just love to hear that word ‘yes’)










courtesy of Leo Reynolds


(‘health’ in Czech)


To Health!








Mutual Appreciation

Continuing on with my alphabetical appreciation, I enlist the help of the Bohemian to come up with the next selection of our combined count of thankful things.

courtesy of TooFarNorth












courtesy of TooFarNorth












courtesy of TooFarNorth












courtesy of TooFarNorth












courtesy of El Bibliomata












The Bohemian, smiling:  “For you.”

Me:  “That starts with a ‘y’ not a ‘u’.”

The Bohemian:  “Right, ok.  How about…”

courtesy of TooFarNorth












courtesy of TooFarNorth

VACATION (Jessica)

VITALITY (Bohemian)









courtesy of TooFarNorth

WATER (Jessica)

WIND (Bohemian)









(special thanks to TooFarNorth for all of the great letters!)

X, Y, Z tomorrow…