Although every day is the perfect day to thank God, I'm glad we have this special season for reflection. May we be humbled by all the warmth and kindness we are thankful for and be challenged to bring just as much beauty and love to others.
I'm thankful for . . .
Home grown eggs
"As you go through this day, look for tiny treasures strategically placed along the way. I lovingly go before you and plant little pleasures to brighten your day. Look carefully for them, and pluck them one by one. When you reach the end of the day, you will have gathered a lovely bouquet. Offer it up to Me with a grateful heart. Receive My Peace as you lie down to sleep, with thankful thoughts playing a lullaby in your mind." - Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
Bees and the honey they make
“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.” ― A.W. Towzer
Sights we've seen because we stopped to look
“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Friends. This is my sister and her friend.
“Do you know, Mrs. Allan, I'm thankful for friendship. It beautifies
life so much." "True friendship is a very helpful thing indeed," said
Mrs. Allan, "and we should have a very high ideal of it , and never
sully it by any failure in truth and sincerity. I fear the name of
friendship is often degraded to a kind of intimacy that had nothing of
real friendship in it.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
"Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula; it is the language
of Love, which enables you to communicate intimately with Me . . . I am
your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in
trouble." - Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
you practice thankfulness consistently, negative thought patterns will
gradually grow weaker and weaker. Draw near to Me with a grateful heart,
and My presence will fill you with Joy and Peace." - Jesus Calling,
"Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Me thanks regardless of your feelings), and I have you Joy (regardless of your circumstances)." - Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
Pretty shiny things
"Isn't it a riddle . . . and awe-inspiring, that
everything is so beautiful? Despite the horror. Lately I've noticed
something grand and mysterious peering through my sheer joy in all that
is beautiful, a sense of its creator . . . Only man can be truly ugly,
because he has the free will to estrange himself from this song of
praise." - Sophie Scholl
I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving and eat lots of yummy things!
I also still have some openings for clients in the next two months if you need any pictures before Christmas.