Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts found looking up

3 gifts found looking up….

1. The gift of nature … bananas growing on the tree

banana tree

2. The gift of freedom … the US flag flying over Ft McHenry, the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner

Ft McHenry

3. The gift of love … looking up into Grandpa’s eyes and knowing he is loved.

look of love

Look up !!

What are you thankful for?

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

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ” – Thornton Wilder

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday:3 gifts budding

3 gifts budding/blooming

This one seems a little too easy right now.  My garden/yard is full of things that are budding and blooming.

Here are just a few that are new to this world…

1. The delicate pink color of this strawberry in bloom

strawberry blossom

2.  The sweet smell that this budding freesia plant will produce when it turns into a flower

freesia plant

3. Waiting with anticipation to be able to eat the tomato that will be growing from this bloom on the tomato vine

tomato plant

I’m thankful for all these wonderful flowers and plants that are blooming right now.  Everywhere I look, it’s as if all of nature is on display for us to enjoy!

What are you thankful for?

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

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts surprisingly found

3 gifts surprisingly found…and surprisingly, I found them all in my back yard!

1. Found…the remnants of a bird egg.  Still looking for the bird!

bird egg

2. Found…the strawberry is turning red!

red strawberry

3. Found…a pretty rose growing along the fence

rose

What about you?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, but there are a lot of good things too. I would love to hear more about the good things.

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

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!”

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts entwined

1. Our hands entwined, forever!
32 years and counting! I like to think that holding hands, might just be one of the secrets to our success! 🙂

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2. A symbol of two sisters, and a reminder of how their lives entwined with mine. They are gone now, but I will never forget how their lives touched mine.

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3. The fig vine entwined around the tree in our backyard.

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What about you?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, but there are a lot of good things too. I would love to hear more about the good things.

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

This weeks theme is “3 gifts entwined

Write about the 3 things you are thankful for to go with this weeks theme, (with or without pictures) – and make sure to include the link to your blog.

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!”

Thankful Thursday: A gift salty, sweet, just right

A gift salty, sweet, just right…

1. The salty ocean offers moments of wonder and awe. I never get tired of this view!
Pacific Ocean

2. Sweet homemade ice cream! Plain vanilla this time – but oh so tasty!

ice cream

3. Hanging out with my best friend is a gift that is always just right for me!

New Year's Eve 2012 on Coronado with my best friend (4)

What about you?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, but there are a lot of good things too. I would love to hear more about the good things.

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

This weeks theme is “A gift salty, sweet, just right.

Write about the 3 things you are thankful for to go with this weeks theme, (with or without pictures) – and make sure to include the link to your blog.

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!”

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts in the kitchen

3 gifts in the kitchen…

1. A gift from a friend – a pretty little teapot made for one!

teapot

2. A gift from my daughter – a colorful set of teaspoons to brighten up my kitchen!

teaspoons

3. A gift from my brother – a monogrammed cutting board, graces the counter with elegance.

bread board

What about you?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, but there are a lot of good things too.  I would love to hear more about the good things.

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

This weeks theme is “3 gifts in the kitchen“.

Write a new post about the 3 things you are thankful for to go with this weeks theme, (with or without pictures) – and make sure to include the link to your blog.

“There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.”  ~Joseph Addison

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!”

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Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts blue

3 gifts blue…

1. Brilliant blue sky over San Diego.  This is one of my favorite places to be!

view from Coronado

2. An old blue teacup on a shelf.

blue cup

3. Cool blue tile in the kitchen

blue tile