Another Day to be Thankful

Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t. ~~Annette Bridges

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada but this post is not only for my Canadian readers but for readers from no matter where you are. It’s all about gratitude and gratitude knows no boundaries.

It seems no matter what we’re going through in life, there are always things to be thankful for if we look closely enough. Family and friends come first to mind for me. Without these two, the rest might feel meaningless. But even without family and friends in the equation, gratitude can be found in so many of the little things in life. The fall colours we’ve been seeing this past while, for instance. Our world is filled with beauty with each season we enter. I wonder sometimes if we don’t take the passing seasons for granted. I’m sure there have been times in my own life when I was just too busy to take time to be grateful for all the colours in our world.

Sometimes gratitude can come to us in the form of an email or  phone call from someone just checking in with us to see how things are going. I also have a few friends who still use the telephone, (yay them!) who take a moment every so often the call me and I can’t tell you how grateful I have been for these calls over the years. And yes, I return the calls from time to time as well, except with on particular friend who is long distance. But we both know and understand that. Right, Darlene?

So along with my family and friends, I am so grateful at this moment for my upcoming books, all the beautiful fall colours that surround us, and for those people who take just a moment from time to time to find out about what’s going on in my world! But there are so, so many other things, big and small. I couldn’t possibly mention them all!

I’ll leave you with a few gratitude quote that I found online.

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

“Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.” – Annette Bridges

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” – Alyssa Knight

For all my Canadian readers, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

What do you have to be grateful for in your life at the moment?

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  1. So much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Being an outdoors person, I never let a season pass without notice. There is something to appreciate in each one, each weather event. I prefer to count my rainbows and my thunderstorms; both are spectacular. Happy Thanksgiving, Laura.

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  3. Kathy Morgan

     /  October 12, 2019

    Hi Laura, Happy Thanksgiving! This is a special Thanksgiving because I was given the gift of a beautiful, healthy grandson this past April. Jameson brings me immeasurable joy! There really are things to be grateful for. Sometimes one has to look and other times it’s right in front of your nose! A special shoutout to my two children and husband.

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    • Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy and Gary. Your grandson is beautiful! I have come to know that being a grandparent is much more joyful than being a parent. Our job as grandparents is simply to love them. ❤

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  4. Well, health is often at the top of my gratitude list, but family and friends, too. And today, I’m grateful I don’t have anything to do other than draw, paint, and maybe even write! Enjoy having most of your family with you today!

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    • Thanks, Jan. I’m sure we’ll have a fun time, especially with the little ones. Never know what they’ll say or do!

      Time for you to take a deep breath after all the book promoting you’ve been doing. It
      s been a busy time for you. Wish I could have seen your TV interviews! I’m sure you were great!

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