Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I give thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate! I hope you enjoy time with family and friends and make new, warm memories.
And to all my readers: I am thankful for you.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
― Cynthia Ozick


I give thanks for Larry.
I give thanks for Chase Bird.
I give thanks for my mother and Larry’s mother and the rest of our family.

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leaves and pine needles caught in the fence around the raised bed garden.

I give thanks for the familiar pieces of life.
I give thanks for the new and surprising.

I give thanks for the animals and trees and flowers and skies.

Trees at sunset. November 9, 2013.

I give thanks that I have a home.
I give thanks that I always have plenty to eat.
I give thanks for clean water and clean air.
I give thanks that I have access to good health care.

I give thanks for books and words and color and light.
I give thanks for my blogland friends.

I give thanks to God for all that He has given.

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”

― Meister Eckhart


  1. Beautiful post, Tina. I am so thankful for you as well! Hugs.

  2. I'm with Linda. It is a beautiful post and I am grateful to be your blog friend.

  3. wonderful post Tina, such a handsome man!

  4. Beautiful, heartfelt post! I loved every word and image. Wishing you a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving!! I am thankful to have found your blog recently. :)

  5. happy thanksgiving!! beautiful post!

  6. Wishing you all the blessings of Thanksgiving!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it's a wonderful day for you :-)

  8. Thoughtful post. Many of the things in your post we take for granted. We think they will always be there.
    Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

  9. So sweet!! Today I give thanks for you....your beautiful words and images!!

  10. Your post says it all, Tina. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Beautiful post! I am thankful that you are part of my blogging circle, so I can enjoy such a lovely and thoughtful post.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Enjoy!

  12. Tina, this is lovely. Wishes to you and Larry for a bright and beautiful Thanksgiving.

  13. Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for all the supportand love you have given me. Blessings to you and Larry.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤


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