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Be Thankful

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Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

~ Author Unknown

 

 

 

 

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk https://www.facebook.com/ContemplativeMonk/

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At such moments the whole universe dances inside us!

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“We all have moments in which we are jolted out of our habitual anxiety,
when we surrender control and let go of self-conscious judgments In those
moments we can just “be.” We can feel refreshingly open, clear, and complete.
Our mental clutter and confusions fall away, and we remember with great joy our
oneness with all that is. At such moments the whole universe dances inside us!”

~ Marcia Prager

 

 

 

 

 

~ Image “The Dance” by Alhaji Samura
Text & image source: ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ https://www.facebook.com/ॐ-Nature-Heals-Nature-Reveals-ॐ-729612107082182/

It’s morning!

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“It’s morning, and again I am that lucky person who is in it.”

— Mary Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

Art Stephanie Lambourne.
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/

Forest murmurs …

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“I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.”

– Mary Oliver, Sleeping In The Forest

 

 

 

 

Text & image source: Tom Woolley https://www.facebook.com/tom.woolley.12?

Now and then….

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“Now and then it’s good to pause
in our pursuit of happiness
and just be happy.”

~ Guillaume Apollinaire

 

 

 

 

 

Image credit: Filipp Andreevich Maliavin
via Ravenous Butterflies
Text & image source: Contemplative Monk https://www.facebook.com/ContemplativeMonk/

#FridayFantasy . . . .the pleasure of knocking off wild apples.

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“To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits,
it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air.
What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet. Some of these apples
might be labeled, “To be eaten in the wind.” It takes a savage or wild taste
to appreciate a wild fruit. . . The era of the Wild Apple will soon be past….
I fear that he who walks over these fields a century hence will not know the
pleasure of knocking off wild apples. Ah, poor soul, there are many pleasures
which you will not know! . . . the end of it all will be that we shall be
compelled to look for our apples in a barrel.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

 

 

Art Joanna Westerman
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/