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 ~