Dear Folks ~ I do hope and pray you are all having a pleasant week with your Thanksgiving preparations, and that the day is filled with love, joy and peace.
It is mild down here in s.e. FL. At 8:27 Eastern time, it is 60 degrees and feels like it is 57. That is wonderful. Sunday I worked along the front hedgerow, trimming and weeding and was sweating in the sunlight. It is breezy this morning, with a big blue sky.
Here are some blooms taken yesterday.
Shrimp plant. I love the colors in this. I’ve had other shrimp plants before that were more on the salmon side colorwise.
These next photos are of flowers I can’t remember the names of.
Photo taken from inside. Miss Tork was enjoying the sunshine on the bench in the secret garden.
Let us be thankful for all that we are blessed with, even the things that aren’t so pleasant, as they are experiences to learn and grow from.
Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
Henri J. M. Nouwen