Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts found on paper

3 gifts found on paper

1. I’m so thankful for the little hands that drew this picture of penguins playing in the snow…and then proceeded to proudly hang it on my refrigerator, just for me.

drawing by A

2. For the millions of books that have been written and printed on paper…I’m so thankful for moments like this.

photo credit: my daughter, book from Grandma

photo credit: my daughter, book from Grandma

3.  The love notes, sweet wishes, and kind words, all written down and tucked safely away. I’m so thankful for the hearts and the hands of the people who wrote these for me. They are my life.

cards and letters

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

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
― William Arthur Ward

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts seen close up

3 gifts seen close up…

1. I’m thankful for the bees that get very close up and buzz about in my flowers

bee in the lavender

2. I’m thankful for the flowers too

rose

3. But most of all, I’m thankful for the moments when I can be close up and right next to my very best friend!

the two of us

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

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts Silver

3 gifts Silver…

1. My silver bracelet – a very special gift from a very special person

bracelet

2. My silver computer – a gift to myself, I waited a very long time to get one of these, and I really do like it a lot!

computer

3. Silver lining of the setting sun on the ocean – one of my favorite places to be.  Listening to the ocean, watching as the sun melts away, shimmering on the water.

setting sun

These are just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for today!

What are you thankful for?

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

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation,you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
~Rabbi Harold Kushner

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Overjoyed!

3 gifts Overjoyed!….

1. Celebration of life – Oh the joy that it brings…especially when you add great-grandkids, a birthday cake and candles to blow out too!

Birthday Wishes

2. Moments together – moments to treasure, and hold safe in my heart. A moment that can only be described as pure joy!

at the beach

3. Beauty in nature – the peace, the calm, and the joy that is found when I’m surrounded by it!

a quiet place

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?

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts summer

For most of the world, Summer is winding down and transitioning to Fall.  For those of us fortunate enough to live in Southern California, Summer will still be around for a few more weeks!

So my 3 gifts of summer are….

1.  The ocean and the beach, bring sweet relief in the heat of summer.

La Jolla, CA

2.  The flowers of summer, bloom bright and beautiful!

Plumeria

3. The fun and the folly of kids playing in the sun.

A & A at the bay

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” 
L.M. Montgomery

I must agree with her, it has been a summer to remember, full of so many wonderful moments to be thankful for! These are just a few of a multitude of a heart full of good things!

What are you thankful for?

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

““In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”  

Dietrich Bonhoeffer