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During these changing times due to the pandemic and economic issues...

Can you help others here by letting us know....

 

What are you grateful for?

 

It would be great if we could see what you are appreciative of everyday. Kind of a community journal. 

 

For inspiration and a time to reflect on the wonderful things that surround us during changing times.

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gimruis

I'm grateful for my dog too.  She listens better than my kid, she's calmer, she generally doesn't bother me, and when its time to go fishing or hunting, she springs into action with more excitement than I do.

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Rick

Day 3

Even with social distancing, I am very thankful for 4 friends, God placed on this earth, who romped outdoors with me. Darrell, Tim, Ryan and Zach. 

 

My daughter made a funny video making her special iced coffee. It made me laugh. If I can get it from her, I will post it.

 

Please look for something, anything you have to be thankful for in the moment, everyday...then...

 

Share your story here in this journal, please.

 

Frankly, your posts help myself and many others. 

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jigginjim

So far we can still go fish, but there are restrictions limited areas for walleye and pike fishing. As minnesota has closed seasons for our game fish, there is still panfish and catfishing to to be done. Although not many people fish cats as a food sores in this state I do feel many are missing out. I have even thought of trapping Crawfish, another species not gone after. Crawfish boils in Minnesota are not heard of, although there are crawfish that many did not know.
I am doing taxidermy on fish and other critters that came in during the winter months. Soon I will be mounting up the bison head that came in. All before I start getting on the water for my fishing guide service. Our lakes are starting to break up in ice covering, just thinking three weeks ago, I was driving my pick-up and Ice Castle wheel house across and lake.

 I look forward to getting on the water soon or even just dawning my chest waders and walking the

shores.   I am amazed as the amount of aluminum cans along with other trash , I have picked up at public accesses. I started refilling my own 1lb propane, though they may only fill 2/3's the total amount, it's better than throwing them in the trash. I also refill my propane tanks through a filter system, which may cause for less gas going into the tanks which is fine with me.  Easier to carry a couple small tanks for early river float fishing.

 

 

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SkunkedAgain

I'm thankful that I got out of New Jersey safely and virus free, right before the anvil dropped. I then visited my elderly parents in Wisconsin and am extremely thankful that I didn't have any viruses to pass on to them. I know some people that have already died from this thing and know of quite a few others that are on ventilators in NJ and NY. 

 

I am also thankful for internet forums like this one, that keep my mind focused on other stuff! Thanks Rick.

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mrpike1973

Great picture, to me that says it all what life is about

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Day 4

Very happy that each of you are here, reading and sharing. Such an awesome caring group and tough as nails to boot!

 

You definitely have more fun. You're much more interesting than you likely realize.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

What do you have to be grateful for?

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