Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Flourishing

3 Gifts Flourishing…

When I think of something that is “flourishing“, the first thing that comes to mind is relationships, life and love.

Each one flourishes in its own unique way, and yet they often interconnect. It might even be safe to say that one often has influence on another. It certainly makes for a happier life, when it’s filled with healthy, loving, relationships. 🙂

So I took a look at those three things again today, from another level, and I came up with this.

I’m pretty sure it’s nothing new or profound, it’s just my take on things that are flourishing, and how very thankful I am for all of them!

1. I am so thankful for the growing relationship of books, flourishing in the life of this little guy!

R reading books

2. My beautiful rose plant that just keeps giving life and flourishing year after year, in spite of my lack of knowledge of rose care!

rose

3. And last, but certainly not the least of all, the most important thing that is flourishing in my life is my love for my amazing man! Can I just shout it out from the mountain top?

I am so VERY thankful for him, and I love him so much! 🙂

me and my man

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for.

What are your “heavenly blessings“?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
― Henry Ward Beecher

Wordless Wednesday: Simple

Boats at the dock

Last game for me

Well, this is it. The last baseball game that I will be attending this season.  The 2013 season for the San Diego Padres will officially be over on Sept. 29th.

It was an interesting season.

baseball tickets

It didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, you know, like winning the division and going on to the World Series.

But there were some good things about the season, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, for a few weeks, it seemed as though my team was going to make a run for it, and climb all the way up out of the basement, and in to first place.  (As it stands right now, we are officially out of the basement, hovering at 3rd place.)

Nope. It wasn’t meant to be. Not this year. I guess this just means that they’ve left room for improvement for next year, right?!

That’s ok, I’m still a fan.

I’ll be back next year, and once again it will be with high hopes, just like I had this year.

Official ML baseball

Go Padres! 

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Except for the first photo, these were all taken in San Diego.

The first one was taken from the top floor, inside the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Atlanta GA. It’s a spectacular place!

If you ever get the chance, you should go there, take a peek inside, and ride the elevator to the top floor! It’s amazing!

If you want to take a look at some more cool images of lines and patterns, click on this link!

Time to stop

Happiness

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts in conversation

Our words.

What we say. How we say it. When we say it.

All of the things that make up an important part of our lives…conversation. Some of us have more than others, but needless to say, it is vital to our overall well-being as a human being.

Without good conversation, I think my world would be a very lonely place, and probably not a very healthy one either.

Because of this, I am so thankful for the conversation that I can enjoy…

1. By way of the telephone…thank-you Mr. Bell!

2. In writing, by way of the internet and the mail (although that doesn’t get used too much anymore)

3. But the best, and quite possibly my favorite way, is in person. Face-to-face with my best friend, and preferably, with a good cup of coffee!

coffee

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

Wordless Wednesday: Fascinating

one cool yard