Friday, October 31, 2014

Gratitude


~ for wild flowers still blooming, a wonderful reminder to never give up, even if the odds are stacked against you

~ for moments of stillness when I can look around and really notice how beautiful this life is


~ for warm autumn days filled with sunshine

~ for the beauty of spent flowers


~ for time, in the early morning darkness, to center and ground myself

~ for pockets of time, here and there, to feed my creative soul


~ for close encounters in the woods

~ for the slow, simple rhythm of our days

What are you most grateful for today?

26 comments:

  1. my life, my health, my family and friends. The stillness of each morning as I sit and ponder. Frodo walking and talking with my husband. Planning the holidays that are nearing.

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  2. Just a beautiful list for sure. Look at the beauty! I can't believe how close he was to you guys. I'm grateful for the naturally slowed down rhythm that comes with November being right at our doorstep. Many find it to be the start of the hectic holiday season, I find it soothing. I enjoy the short days, I find, like you, great comfort and solace in those darker mornings and evenings.

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    1. Thanks Yanic. Yes, that hawk was very close, and hung around us for quite some time. I am pretty sure he was more interested in finding breakfast than being too close to us. It was amazing!

      Hectic, what is that? We don't do hectic :) It is a comforting time of year, and I love the solace I find in it.

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  3. wow.. that was really close !!! what beautiful pictures Kim... have a great weekend

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    1. It was pretty amazing! Thanks Erica, you too!

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  4. Today I am grateful for seeing through a tantrum about clothing to see the real issue was hunger. I'm grateful for cooler weather and lots of garlic in the ground.

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    1. It is always nice when we can see through to the real issue. Yay for garlic!!! We planted lots a few weeks ago, it is now tucked in and sleeping soundly under layers of leaves and straw :)

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  5. I'm grateful for the 2 weekend's days that wait for me: no plan, sunny autumn days, a lot of relaxation.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. That is the best, a weekend of no plans. We have the same kind of weekend ahead of us, well except we are getting snow. But there are no plans except to get outside for a hike, and then just hang out. We are looking forward to it.

      Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. For friends who do not judge, but see that when you are not at your best, it just means you need a little more love! And for the things about ourselves that our children reflect back to us, gently nudging us to keep striving for the highest in ourselves.

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    1. Those are the best friends, I am so happy you have them in your life. They are our greatest teachers. I feel so lucky to be growing along side my little man.

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  7. Beautiful gratitude a and beautiful photos! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    I'm grateful for some cooler fall like weather finally! :)

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    1. Thank you Summer. Enjoy that cooler weather :)

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  8. Beautiful photos, I love the thought about the flower ~ reminding us to never give up. I am grateful today for the rain letting up. Have a good weekend and enjoy the snow!!

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    1. Thank you Carlin. I am amazed at how many flowers are still blooming in the woods. Mother Nature always has wonderful messages for us.

      Glad the rain let up, hope the sun shines on you this weekend.

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  9. Oh, what a lucky day to see such a majestic bird of prey! Beautiful photos!

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    1. We were very lucky indeed, and we so enjoyed having him in our presence. Thank you :)

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  10. Today, I am most grateful for the awareness of just how precious life is. Have a beautiful weekend. : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful, Kim. Today I am most grateful for knowing how to sooth my tot's sniffles with my army of herbs and spices and the healing nap that followed.

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    1. I am sorry you guys are under the weather, hope you are all feeling better soon. And yes, thank goodness for the knowledge on how to use herbs for healing.

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  12. Lovely photos, especially your hawk, and beautiful thoughts. Today I am grateful for hugs and cuddles, and the lovely warm feeling from holding loved ones close.

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    1. Thank you my friend. Beautiful Sally. xo

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