Saturday, November 30, 2013

Always Thanksgiving


I give thanks for some blessings every day, even before getting out of bed in the morning. It sets up the day nicely. I also give thanks just before going to sleep, and I know many of you blog friends do that too.
Here is a poem I like, and I hope you like it too.
A Prayer of Thanks
Thank you God for the beauty
around me everywhere,
The gentle rain and glistening dew
the sunshine and the air,
The joyous gift of feeling
the soul's soft whispering voice
That speaks to me from deep within
and makes my heart rejoice.
           Poem written by Helen Steiner Rice

I took the photo of our Thanksgiving color themed flowers today.

25 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Being thankful every day lifts us up even when we are feeling down.

Have a nice Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Anne said...

Its beautiful X

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful picture and verse.

Daisy said...

Lovely poem! I agree that any time is a good time to give thanks.

xinex said...

I do the same thing, Terra. I thank God for all His blessings everyday before going to bed. Thanks for your kind comments. The decor is in our MS home. I have not decorated in FL. I will go there in a few days,..Christine

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Terra, your flowers are beautiful and I do like that quote. It is a great way to live life..Happy weekend..Judy

thisisme said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem. Like you, I give thanks before I get out of bed and again before I go to sleep at night. Lovely flowers.

June said...

Beautiful flowers Terra! I have always believed that gratitude is the one attribute that can change our lives for good. The poem you shared is beautiful.
hugs...

Blondie's Journal said...

This is lovely, Terra, I'm glad you posted it for everyone. I really feel all my blessings at the end of the day and I simply let them float me off to sleep with a smile. Come morning, I have my two dogs licking my face and I know it's going to be a great day! :)

XO,
Jane

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Such a lovely poem, Terra. Yes, we all should be thankful every day. Your flowers are beautiful also.
blessings,
Penny

Shelly said...

Ahhh, love this! SO true~

Inger said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem and the lovely flowers. Being thankful is one of the most important things we need to learn from life.

Happyone said...

Very pretty. I think when you start the day being thankful you can't help but have a good day. : )

Art @ Home said...

I love this post, especially the poem. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

xo,
RJ

Michelle said...

beautiful

Joanna Jenkins said...

Amen. That's lovely-- so are the flowers.
Cheers, jj

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I definitely do believe that thanksgiving should be a part of our daily routine. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Introverted Art said...

being thankful is the first step to being happy.

Carol Z said...

Lovely, flowers and thoughts. I'm going to do a post about the Christmas book in the next week. I'm not sure where the fall has gone.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm with you. Every day. Beautiful flowers and gorgeous poem.

Friko said...

There’s much to be said for being thankful. It creates a gentle atmosphere and reminds us that life is for living. Not complaining.

LV said...

I am with you. I am thankful for each day that I am able to get up and enjoy life. Great poem.

Art and Sand said...

As we walk along the beach each morning, I thank God for the beautiful scenery and for leading us to our present home.

Chatty Crone said...

I bet you are a lot like me - most if not all my conversation in my head - is with my friend Jesus!

Love, sandie

Hilary said...

Such a pretty picture.