Thanksgiving

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The other day I was sitting on the couch writing in my journal. As I glanced up, I noticed that the room had filled with light as the sun came out from behind a cloud. This hibiscus bloom had just fully opened that morning and it glowed as the light from outside came in and illuminated it from behind. I was so taken with the moment that I held my breath and just gazed at this magnificent flower. Then, of course, I ran and grabbed my camera.

I am thankful for amazing moments like these.

I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends.

I am thankful for being able to get up every morning, take a deep breath and then journey out to experience this beautiful world.

I am thankful for the ability to see and love colors, patterns, textures and shapes and express my authentic self through them.

I am thankful for everything warm these days – a steaming mug of tea, a roaring fire, a cozy scarf, a fleece blanket.

I am thankful for being closer to nature in my new home – the majestic trees, the birds and wood critters, our gardens sleeping now under big piles of leaves, the sunrises and sunsets, the clouds writing their messages in the everchanging sky.

I am thankful for all of the friends I’ve made here and the opportunity that we have to connect and share our stories and passions.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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4 comments on “Thanksgiving

  1. Frivolitea says:

    That is a lovely post. Thank you.

  2. Arline says:

    That is a stunning picture! Had to save it to my Other’s Photos file.

  3. Sorina says:

    Hi I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say how much I’m loving it

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks Lynn, I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for your kind words about my photo, Arline! The light was just fabulous at that moment and wonderful photos are so much about the light, I think.

    Welcome Sorina, I’m glad that you are enjoying my blog!

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