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What Are We Thankful For In 2019?

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 11:26 am


We who live in Coronado have much to be grateful for each day of every year. Having a grateful attitude goes a long way in assuring each day to be sunny, so what are some things residents are grateful for in 2019? Besides faith, family, friends, and health, what were you most grateful for?

I would have to say the birth of my great-granddaughter Austin first, even though she is family, but I am very grateful for the opportunity to write in such a wonderful environment with the very best staff encouraging me.

“We’re thankful for God, Mommy, Daddy and our cousins, toys and video games.”

Curren, 6, and Slater, 4.

“I am thankful to God for blessing me with my family, friends, a teaching job that I love, my health, being able to live in Coronado, and for the joy of getting to surf coach with so many awesome kids.”


“For my family and friends. For God’s unconditional love and the support of my prayer buddies in Bible study. Also for my family and the friends and to be blessed to live in such a beautiful paradise. Before the first time we moved to the area, we asked a friend who had been stationed here where we should live He suggested a few places and then said, ‘And if you’re really lucky, you can live in Coronado. It’s like a little piece of heaven.’”


“I am thankful Auburn beat Alabama 48 to 45.”


“Grandkid giggles!”


“Other than family, etcetera, I am thankful to be able to work with my homeless women. “They teach me a lot about life choices and keep me grounded.”


“Good food and good books. Nothing like a good novel to distract you from everyday life and a good meal to make the everyday life memorable.”


“I am very grateful that my appendicitis was not as serious as it could have been — it had perforated but not burst so spread of infection was minimal and required only laparoscopic surgery. Also, extremely grateful that my granddaughter with her two precious babies were able to escape alive from her physically abusive husband.”


“We are thankful for our freedom and all those who serve in the military and for the first responders.”

Greta and Clint

“We are grateful for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness living in the United States under the leadership of Donald Trump.”


“Thankful for my family, having health and for the blessing of loving what I do and giving people joy.”


“I am thankful that I live in a place where I can walk almost everywhere I need to go.”


“I am just home from Kauai, where we spent Christmas with part of our family. Our daughter, Nicole and husband Rich are stationed there. Our son Daniel and his wife, Brittney, who are stationed in Japan, were supposed to join us, with our Coronado family that flew over. However, Daniel was unable to join us because he was deployed with the Navy, defending our country. Praise God, we were able to encourage our daughter-in-law, Brittney to join us. We had a wonderful time, we all missed our son, Daniel, but were reminded of the freedom we have because. of those men and women who serve.”




“I am very grateful to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. I’m grateful to live in a Navy town and hear reveille played precisely at 8 a.m. each morning and taps played at sundown. I am grateful that I can go without driving my car an entire week because I can walk or bike to grocery stores, specialty shops, post office, library, my medical/dental appointments, and easily grab a meal or cup of coffee on Orange Avenue. I am also grateful to be able able to walk a short distance to see the sun rise and sit on a glistening gold specked beach. I live in a city where children play freely and ride their bikes to school. I am grateful I can say hello to a stranger and they happily respond back. I am grateful that we have phenomenal schools and supportive parents. I am grateful that the locals care about our environment and readily pray and walk alongside each other. I am grateful for my dear neighbors and that Coronado has been my home for well over 25 years.”


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