Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Giving Back" Tuesdays

Today's "giving back" post is simple: it's just about being thankful. I'm thankful for so many things - my wonderful husband and best friend Ryan, my health , my kitties, my amazing family, my blog and all of you who support and encourage me everyday...


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

- Author Unknown

*What are you thankful for?*



  1. What a beautiful post! Thank you for these lovely images and the poem. I'm so thankful for this blogging community, it continues to inspire me and bolster my spirits!

    Many blessings to you and yours!

  2. I live in the desert and to see those lovely photos was so refreshing... thank you!

  3. Amazing photos...and love your thankfulness!

  4. What a great post! I love the poem and the images are so fitting. The blog community is one of the top things I'm thankful for this year. How wonderfully supportive you are!

  5. i'm thankful for many of the things listed in the poem you posted--especially opportunities to learn.

    i'm thankful that i have a job in this rough economy.

    i'm also thankful for your blog!! always inspirational.

    thank you.

  6. i am so thankful for Jesus and the kiddos and hubby He blessed me with. they are quite adorable.

  7. I thank you. this is a beautiful post.

  8. This is so beautiful! I am thankful I read it. It makes you realize the truly blessings each and every one of us has.

  9. I'm thankful for my lovely boyfriend, friends and family, for my loved ones' and own health, for having enough money for food, clothes and a small but nice place to live - and for having my hearing, eyesight and ability to move so I can work with music and do my blogging and dance Argentine tango! Wow, that's a lot. Thanks for reminding me!

  10. And THANK YOU Jules for producing one of the best blogs out there. Your collection of images always inspire. Happy Thanksgiving!


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