Sunday, October 12, 2014

Never Too Soon For Thanksgiving

I AM GLAD we designated a day on the calendar for being thankful because it is all too easy to forget the good things that come our way the whole year through.

It sounds cliché to say I am thankful for the mystifying awesomeness that abounds in our world but it is true.

Perhaps that is why I, as well as many of you, take pictures. The very fact of having the ability to capture a moment of existence in its many forms is a luxury we can appreciate.

I know there is nothing spectacular about any of the photos I took this holiday weekend. Yet somehow catching glimpses of something beyond the pale gray of an ordinary day gave me a lift.

Focusing on the good stuff is not easy in the face of perpetual manmade turmoil but it could be worth the effort. I think Oprah hit on something when she said, "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”

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  1. I am thankful for many people and things in my life. I love all your photos!!! There is so much to be thankful for.

  2. Thank you, Penelope, for the reminder about the things all we have in our lives but often forget. The words by Oprah tells us we can live more or fully abundantly by appreciating what we have. I like the second image. It is simple but evocative and looks like clay dolls or little children sitting together, looking at the sea or listening to the lullaby of the sea. I'm a fan of your photography.


  3. These shots tell a lovely tale of everyday life!

  4. Great post. There is so much to be thankful for.

  5. As the world around us is suffering in so many ways through war or disease, the natural world gives me hope.

  6. So many things to be thankful for! You photos are beautiful.

  7. Very creative photography and lovely variety ~ love the little rock statues~
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Week to you!

  8. Your photos are gorgeous, especially the flowers, the jumping child and the beach What a coincidence that we both
    have the word precious stand out.
    I totally agree with your wise words.
    I do believe that we get more of what we grateful for

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I love the images, lovely shots from the beach..Have a happy week!

  10. I agree that there's much to be tankful for and that it's much too easy to focus on the negative. Thank YOU for reminding us to appreciate the little things. Add them up and they often way outnumber the negatives!

  11. Lovely meditation on gratitude and so beautifully illustrated. Thank you for all of it.

  12. They were spectacular to me. I (almost) found myself saying, "Amen, Sister!" :)


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