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Meditations on Gratitude

Thanksgiving weekend is drawing to a close.  I’ll miss it.

At some of the key times in my life developing a discipline of gratitude has saved my sanity, if not my life.  I like that there is a holiday that I can use to remind me of this fact.  I enjoyed a good meal with family.  We played board games and laughed.  This tends to be what my family does.

This is one of the family members who did not really fully participate in any of that, but I am thankful he was there anyway:

 

I started taking photos daily this spring.  It was an exercise in gratitude.  I passed so many beautiful images every day.  The logical way to make sure I stopped and “smelled the roses” was to take  photos.  I have missed a few days here and there but for the most part I have stopped to capture some beauty everyday.

Here is one of the earliest photos from this spring.

I love that I have found ways to share some of those photos, but mostly I am just pleased to know that even on the hardest days there is beauty.

 

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2 responses

  1. I too have always loved Thanksgiving. November has become very hard for me though, but this Thanksgiving was very nice. We also had a lovely meal with some family and friends and board game fun.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    • It is good to know that there can be good days in the midst of hard times! Hard times still hard but there are these moments that make them bearable!

      November 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

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