Thankful Thursday: A gift silent, still, and strong

A gift Silent, Still and Strong….

1. I’m thankful for this silent moment spent in my garden reading my niece’s first published book, Crooked River.

reading in the garden

2. I’m thankful for this beautiful place where I live, and for the opportunities I have to just be still and soak it all in.

San Diego Harbor - 4

2. And I am extremely thankful for his strong little arms that love and hold us with all their might…and show off a little from time-to-time too!

R's strong arms

These are just a few of the things that I am so very thankful for on this “Thankful Thursday“.

It’s really true that there is always something to be thankful for, you just have to keep looking!

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wordless Wednesday: My New Toy

Apple peeler

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Refraction:  the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc., being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.

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Reno Casino

The colorful array of lights from rows and rows of slot machines, refracting through a water feature in the middle of the room.

You have to play to win, so no, I didn’t win, but the people watching was fascinating!

 

For more information on this challenge, or if you just want to see some amazing photos, take a look here!

 

Wordless Wednesday: The author is my Niece!

Not really “wordless” today….but wow, what a great day!

The release of my niece’s first novel, Crooked River, and it’s in bookstores everywhere!

Her name is Valerie Geary and I am one proud Auntie!

Check it out!  Better yet…buy yourself a copy and read it!

Wordless Wednesday: This boy

R at Balboa Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Not only was I impressed by this clever sign, but the food in this little café did not disappoint me either, and was true to its word.

The atmosphere and the food were great!

Serving Great Food

Are you looking for more signs?  Click over here and you’ll find some more!

Enjoy and have a wonderful week.

Thankful Thursday – 3 Gifts Flourishing

3 Gifts Flourishing…

flourishing“: developing rapidly and successfully; thriving

1. Last week I took a much-needed break and went to the beach and just sat and stared at the ocean. I was inspired by the flourishing sights, sounds, and smells…I’m so thankful for this gift and the restoration it brought to my soul.

waves crash at La Jolla Cove

2. Well, for now, I’m thankful that the Charger’s are “flourishing.  I hope they can keep this up!

Charger Football

3. And then there’s these guys…I’m thankful for their good health, and that their little bodies are growing and flourishing.  It seems to me that they are indeed, the pure essence of flourishing.

My Amazing Grandkids

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “Thankful Thursday” – not because I haven’t been “Thankful”, more because I just haven’t done it!

But I’m back, and these are just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for on this Thankful Thursday.

Have you looked for something to be thankful for today?

Go ahead, give it a try…I think you’ll be glad you did.

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” 

~ Richelle Goodrich