Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Art Of Giving Thanks

If the only prayer you said
in your life was "thank you"
that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart 

Happy Tuesday morn to everyone...sweet Tuesday morn...precious, un~crazy~busy Tuesday morn...a true calm~before~the~storm kind of morn...and it just happens to be a Tuesday.  A perfect day to practice the art of giving thanks.

It is a wonderful art...giving thanks...and it will feed your soul like nothing else in the universe.  How blessed are we that by celebrating the simplest of gifts in our lives....we are rewarded with the blessings of gratitude....pretty stinkin' lucky, Id say!

As I marinate in the somewhat calm days before Thanksgiving, I have, on purpose and with a full heart, slowed down and said ~ thank you.



It looks like Mother Nature is getting a jump start on decorating for the holidays!

  

 This face is the ONLY thing that stands between her black lab life and the alternative...well let me put it this way...there is a reason God gave hyper and happy seven and a half month old black lab puppies cutie~pie faces....I'm just saying...



After a Northwest storm...



And the calm before another one...

 

Chores...but raking is fun~ner than folding laundry...

 

Peace...

 

I cannot help but give thanks...

 

No words...just gratitude...

 

Still...

 

My summertime burlap painted pillows...festooned for winter...

 

Garland...

 

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for decorating with found and gathered objects...you know, wonderful bits of this, that and the other which you have gleaned for that special "someday" project...

I took a cup~hook~a~rama and attached it to the inside of a kitchen cupboard door....

 

 Then I swipped a gigantic spool of twine from the garage and hot glued it to the base of one of those cinnamon~y pine cones from the craft store and slipped some little wooden beads on the twine, tied a knot on the end and hung it from the cup hook~a~rama...

 

I plan on doing this on several of the cabinets...

 

I was making this in the middle of a Northwest thunder and lightening fall storm thus the light in these pictures isn't so great...

A Thanksgiving craft and a fun project on a stormy afternoon... 
 Both of which I am thankful for... 

 

 Enjoy these wonderful fall days before Thanksgiving....as for me, I am going to practice the art of giving thanks...living in the moment, finding joy and happiness in the simple and true things all around me...if I skip a beat and forget how to do that...all I have to do is look into this sweet face...she is grateful and happy and playful and joyful and lovable and I am sure...thankful every minute of the day.

Have a great day!

Smiles ~ Ramona

101 comments:

Jeanne said...

It definitely can change your whole day when you stop to give thanks. I love the pine cone
idea! :)

Stacey said...

Hi Ramona. :) I've been in the same frame of mind and it's a good feeling. Have a great day!

Darlene said...

First off I love, LOVE, LOVED talking to you today.....it was so much fun hearing you!!!!!! Thank You for being such a special friend.

I love all of your beautiful pictures and the pincone decorations are just perfect.

Your pups face is just precious and I just want to pet and love on her!! I bet in between her wild antics she is the sweetest!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the day.♥

Darlene said...

I should really proofread before I hit enter......that should be pinecone decorations!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful post! It is so good to reflect and be thankful for our blessings!

Your black lab baby is precious! :)

And the pine cone accents are the perfect fall/thanksgiving accessory! Turned out super cute!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the encouraging comments! :) ~Rhonda

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hi there love your blog stopped by from Darlene's blog..Love the beautiful fall photo's

Deb said...

Beautiful post Ramona ~ your lab pup is precious ♥

Lorrie said...

Hi Ramona, thanks so much for your visit and your thoughtful comments. This is a beautiful post both your words and your photos. What you say is so true, we need to slow down and remember to take pleasure in all the simple, everyday things that make up the fabric of our lives--puppies, pinecones, thunderstorms all are things to be thankful for. I've been very deliberate lately about noticing and enjoying the small blessings in my life too.

Felicia said...

Sweet doggy :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Great post!! And she is just adorable!!!

m ^..^

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Love your header! Did you make those?? Adorable!
Mama Holli

Poetic Painter said...

Just doing a little blog surfing...love the quote you used at the beginning of this post, and the pics of the autumn leaves!

prashant said...

it was so much fun hearing you!!!!!!


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