Friday, November 25, 2011

GRATITUDE {Thanks}





Gratitude ... the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.


There are times when life seems difficult and hard to deal with.  There are times when we feel down and might not feel like we have a lot to be thankful for.


It is easy to be negative at times, to fall into the trap of giving up.  It seems to be the path of least resistance.  






Everywhere on blogs and Facebook there has been talk of Thanksgiving, which is an American celebration, leading people to write about what they are thankful for.  This is a good reminder of what we are thankful for.  A good opportunity not to take for granted the things that you have and to show gratitude for the things that you have in your life




 

Things I'm Thankful for



Parents and Grandparents
A home to grow up in
Brothers and Sisters, Nieces and Nephews

A graduating Daughter

A beautiful friend that has passed on and left behind wonderful memories of courage and strength
Memories of Christmas's past

Babies growing up to be healthy and strong

Cousins sharing fun times and growing up together

The ocean and its beautiful views

Flowers growing wildly on the side of a hill

A daughter growing up and leaving school
Clouds ..... fluffy cotton wool high above the ground

Patchwork fields far below

Teaching and helping one another
Natures beauty in a running stream or brook

Native Australian Flowers

God's awesome creatures



Peaceful places to rest and reflect
Sunsets and sunrises


Trees that offer shade and beauty

Fruit and food that grows

Perfect roses



Special messages from little people sent with love to lift your spirits

New and exciting paths to take

2 comments:

sister outlaws said...

What a good reminder. We may not celenbrate thanksgiving like in America but it is worth reflecting on gratitude, isn't it? It seems all too easy to think about shortcomings and what we don't have rather than all the wonderful things we do have. Thankyou for this post Lotti. It made me teary and I'm grateful that you shared this!

Annette said...

What a wonderful post!