Saturday, November 15, 2008

I am thankful...for...

Meandering paths. The pathways in life that keep us guessing and wandering forward.
Color...The colors of nature and all that surrounds us. Color creates a mood.

Magazines... that inspire the best in all of us.


Books... for the escape they provide and the knowledge that they hold.


Freedom...for the freedom we have in this country. The freedom to learn, the freedom to worship, the freedom to speak, and the brave men and women keeping our country safe.

Friendships, because without them life would be lonely.
Friends are the sunshine of life." -- John Hay (1871

My husband & my mother, their love for me is unconditional & their support is great .

"Love me without fear.
Trust me without wondering.
Love me without restrictions.
Want me without demand.
Accept me how I am.
A love like that, will be eternal!"
~Author Unknown
Palm trees and their wonderful fronds that protect you from the sun and sway in the breeze.

The beach and the solitude it brings. The sounds of the waves, seagulls and the laughter of children.

My goofy kids as seen here on the left and middle with their uncle on the right. I love the joy they bring to my heart.

Flowers whether they be wild or not. Flowers = happiness

Herbs like this gorgeous onion planted in my garden. It's fruit may be smelly but yummy and it's flower lovely.
ART and birds. Birds = freedom and soaring/Art= freedom to express ourselves

Sunrises because with each sunrise comes a day of new beginnings.

Rainbows, because it means there is one after every storm. “Life is like a rainbow: You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.”

"If I could catch a rainbow I would do it just for you and share with you its beauty on the days you're feeling blue." Sandra Lewis Pringle, from If I Could Catch A Rainbow

These were not listed in any particular order. I hope you have lots to be thankful for, too.

75 comments:

  1. I do believe you've captured it all my friend♥

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  2. Such a beautiful post Tammy.
    It really does remind us all we have to be thankful for.
    You have been book tagged on my blog!
    Lindsay

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  3. I stopped by from SITS to say hi! I really enjoyed this thankfulness post. We all need to stop and be thankful sometimes :) Have a great day!

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  4. FABULOUS photos! There is a lot to be thankful for!
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

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  5. I so enjoyed reading this post! Gorgeous photos and great things to be thankful for!

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  6. I have sooo much to be thankful for!! Thanks for sharing...beautiful. I love the mention of Freedom. I love this country!!!

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  7. What a wonderful post, such lovely things to be thankful for. The pic of your kids is GREAT and I love birds and art too, yippee!

    StampinMom :-)

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  8. Beautifully written.

    Happy SITS day.

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  9. What a great post girl. Beautifully done!

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  10. What a great post! Enjoy your SITS day! :)

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  11. Yes, this is a great post! So much to be thankful for in everyday life.
    Have a happy day!
    Cindy

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  12. I love the images and the words you've got here and what a great picture of your kids and their uncle.

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  13. Hey - I like the large print! Good for my increasingly middle aged eyes:). Gratitude is such an important thing. A greatful heart makes life soooo much smoother.

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  14. What a perfect way to list your joys!

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  15. You are quite an accomplished photographer. I loved the bird art.

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  16. Your blog is beautiful..I'm following you.

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  17. Great list and gorgeous photos. Your blog is wonderful!

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  18. Beautiful pictures, beautiful post! Happy SITS day!

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  19. Yes, you have much to be thankful for...great post!

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  20. Beautiful pictures. I need to reflect more on the things I am thankful for.

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  21. I love your photos! Have a great day :)

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  22. What a great reminder list of things that we have to be thankful for! I posted my daughter's list last Thanksgiving and thought the same thing...it's nice to sit back and remember just what we have!

    Love the kids' jumping photo!!

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  23. Great list and beautiful photos!

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  24. Truly a beautiful and sincere post. :)

    Happy SITS day!

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  25. Happy SITS day! I love the first two pictures!

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  26. Those are some great things on your list...and I love the pictures!

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  27. Beautiful post! Stopped by from SITS and have really enjoyed browsing around your blog!

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  28. Your homage to gratitude is beatiful Tammy. I love the photo of yours kids and their uncle. And I'd like to see a closer-up photo of your mom sometime - perchance do you look like her? :o)

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  29. Wonderful post and great photos.

    Hope you are enjoying your SITS day.

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  30. I too have a lot to be thankful for, but sometimes in the day-to-day rush, I forget that.

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  31. Thanks for reminding us that we ALWAYS have plenty to be thankful for.

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  32. A beautiful post. Your photographs are wonderful and so rich in color. I like the one of the kids' legs dangling over the rock.

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  33. You couldn't have stated it any better.

    Your post really has reminded me all that I have to be thankful for.

    Thank you!!

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  34. Beautiful post! I love the picture with the feet hanging off the cliff.

    Happy SITS day!

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  35. Beautiful and very insiteful. We forget sometimes to be thankful for the little everyday things in life.

    Thanks for reminding us.

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  36. Beautiful post! Your being thankful for magazines made me smile because I just adore magazines and all of the creativity I get from them!

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  37. How beautiful. It is always good to step back and look at life with eyes full of gratitude, and to count our blessings. When we count them, we always find more!

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  38. That is so nice!

    I am thankful for fat baby legs, smiles and laughter from preschoolers, and the hard work of the homeschooling pioneers that worked for our freedom here in OK.

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  39. Thanks you. This was beautiful and inspiring... the pictures and the words. And it was just what I needed today!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

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  40. Lovely!

    The pic of your kiddos on the beach is fantastic!

    Visiting from SITS. :)

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  41. what a lovely post! Happy SITS day!

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  42. I agree, so many beautiful things to be thankful for. Beautiful pictures as always. :)

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  43. What a thought-provoking post! Gorgeous photos! I love the one of your kids!

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  44. Another great set of photos. The first is my fav.!

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  45. I love the photos, especially the one with the dangling feet. :)

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  46. Gorgeous pictures, wonderful thoughts!

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  47. Lovely pictures to go along with your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You have a very poetic mind.

    - a SITSta

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  49. I love that first picture. It just makes me want to explore and find out secrets like in The Secret Garden.

    I'd add to your list a soft bed to lie down in after a long day, quilts to snuggle under when it gets cold, a pantry stocked with food after I've been grocery shopping and the love of an animal especially our cats.

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  50. wow, what a beautiful and descriptive post. the photos were absolutely gorgeous!

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  51. i love the beach picture.

    what a great list of thankfulness!

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  52. These picture are gorgeous!Love the jumping pic of your children, and the sunset.. beautiful!

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  53. You take such beautiful pictures...I tried once to learn to use the fancy cameras, etc but I just didn't have the patience for it!

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  54. It is amazing to sit back and take the time to think about what we are thankful for.

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  55. Your photography is stunning! Thank you for the reminder of all of the things we have to be thankful for!

    Tracey

    ps...the photo of the kids and uncle stole the show! :)

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  56. I don't think I could pick a favorite photo, and your words are inspiring to go along with them. Beautiful post.

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  57. there really are so much to be thankful for.
    nicely said :)

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  58. Beautiful pictures!

    In times like these its hard to find the beauty we live in, this did a great job of reminding me, thanks!

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  59. Wow...I love this list. And what beautiful pictures, too!

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  60. I love and agree with all that you wrote in this blog. You are amazing.
    Sharon

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  61. What beautiful photos! Happy SITS day!

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  62. Thanks for a great start to my day! I tell ya, it really is our family and our friends that get thru this crazy thing we call life! Have a wonderful day and a Fabulous Friday!

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  63. We definitely need to remember the good things in life more often. I'm really impressed with those photos. I love what you chose to illustrate each item.

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