Sunday, November 24, 2013

Giving Thanks

Hello ...
How are you?

Today's prompt at Our Beautiful World is Thanksgiving ...
Traditionally a celebration for the blessings of the year and for the harvest ...
We all have much to be Thankful for ... even though life can be so cruel at times ... but then, no one ever said it would be fair

Here in my little part of the world it's cold ... very cold right now ... no beautiful sun drenched beaches with swaying palm trees ... No Disney World and no millionaires yachts moored at the dock

But so much to be Thankful for ...


Thankful that the only debris that litters my garden and floats on the now still garden fountain are beautiful fallen leaves and not debris from hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes


am Thankful to wake up each morning to the sound of birdsong ...  and not the sound of gunfire or bombs falling 

 We have plenty of rain ... and yes we complain about it ... a lot ... but we have beautiful green landscapes and the privilege of 4 glorious seasons 

From the sweet delicate scents of Spring ...


to the whisper white of winter


I am Thankful for these seasons ... the visitors that arrive with them each year


... some building their homes in my trees


I am Thankful that I can afford some kindness to those who wait in line


... and make me smile

I am Thankful for the burst of winter white flowers to brighten even the dark days


I am Thankful for this past year 
For the warm home I live in ... for the food in my cupboards
for my freedom, my family and my friends

Visit Our Beautiful World blog to see the Thanksgiving photos from around the world and read the stories behind them ... 
And why not link up with us this week ... There is always, always something to be Thankful for

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~














15 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Ros!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful photos and post Ros!

Heidi said...

Beautiful photos!
Thanks for sharing:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Milagros C. Rivera said...

There is so much we take fro granted. What a beautiful post Ros! Thanks for sharing it all!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! Your post just made me reflect on what I am thankful for! YOURS are so wonderful and you told such a story that warmed my heart! Especially loved the kitties with the tongue sticking our waiting for food! GREAT post, Ros!

Sasha said...

A lovely selection of photos, Ross. I love to see your little feline friends.....they know where to go for some TLC x

Lynnda said...

Beautiful photos Ros... hugs..x

Sylvia said...

A truly beautiful post, Ros, along with beautiful photo's it warms my heart at the start of a wonderful Monday! Happy day and enjoy it!

Davi said...

Love all your beautiful pics Ros, love the little kitties! So much to be thankful for :)

Barbara said...

Such a very touching post - I agree on a every bit of it. And the beautiful pictures make it perfect!

Shahrul Niza said...

Wow, Ros ... you said it best. I love that your beautiful words make me thankful ever more :). And I always love the beautiful photos from around your home. Stay warm, my friend. HUGS.

Diane said...

What fun and perfect pictures for the "thanksgiving" word...I LOVE seeing all these. (the kitty ones are special to me, being a kitty owner myself)...such a fun place to "visit"!!

Tracy said...

I just love the kitties waiting in line. It's been a rough couple of months around here but there really is so much to be thankful for. Hugs!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Thank you dear for such a beautiful, grateful and heartwarming post. Big hug to you

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos. Those kitties are adorable. :)

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