Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING




Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

16 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello Marion, those were amazing words, I will save them because for me they are so very true. Happy Thanksgiving/ Lots of love from Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Oh Marion I forgot to offer you an apple. / Tyra
I wonder if I can tempt you with an apple

Betty said...

Dear Friend Marion,

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...so the scriptures say and your quote is certainly true....we do have so many innumerable blessings each day that enriches our lives....

Thinking of you and John today and every day.....Love, Betty

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a nice saying!! Hope you are having a great day!! Sandy

Willow said...

Happy Thanksgiving from over here!

Yolanda said...

Marion,
I think this means we should be friends.I love your blog header.

Mountain Mama said...

This is a wonderful bit of wisdom.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Such wonderful words of wisdom, thank you for sharing them with us Marion!

Jorja's Nanna said...

Hi Marion,
Just catching up after a hectic few weeks. Love your words of wisdom on this post. Makes a lot of sense. Love your story of time spent with Betty in US and the food for the church luncheon is incredible! Don't they do it beautifully over there.
Thanks for sharing, I love reading your blog, don't feel guilty because you can't always get to write it up. Cheers for now,
Jenny

Barbara said...

A lovely writing Marion. Hope you are well. Barbara

Pear tree cottage! said...

Marion, on the rare occasion I get to visit you in your home and garden I am always thrilled to see the garden as green and luch and beautiful as always.........a true pleasure to drop in from Australia.

Lee-ann

Barbara said...

Having visited Betty I see that belated anniversary greetings are in order Marion.

Kerri said...

Words of wisdom indeed. Counting our blessings is very good for the soul. We had a quiet, but very pleasant Thanksgiving, thank you. I hope you did too.
Reading Barbara's comment tells me that you've had an anniversary. I hope it was a wonderful celebration for you and John. Alice and Richard just celebrated 41 years yesterday!
A happy marriage is a true blessing indeed.

Barbara said...

I have saved these wise words too! I wish you and your family merry Christmas and all the best wishes for the holiday season.
Have a good time,
Barbara

Barbara said...

Hope you have a Happy Christmas Marion.

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Happy New Year to you Marion and all the best!

tea
xo