A Theme of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!
Even if you’re not here in the U.S. celebrating Thanksgiving with the rest of us, I’m thinking of you today … and thankful that you stopped by.

Gratitude is the theme of the day.  Quite honestly, ever since reading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, gratitude has been my (always try to) focus every day.  If you aren’t familiar with Ann, do yourself a favor and check her out.  Really … do yourself a favor.

As I share with you pictures I’ve taken during this Autumn season, I’ll also share a few of the things I’m most grateful for this year.  I hope you’ll leave a comment and tell me what’s on your gratitude list.

This pansy was photographed on a whim and texted to Little Man … because he and I have a thing for “happy” flowers.  I’m so very thankful for the blessing of that 3-year-old grandson, his brother, Little Sir, (who joined our family since last Thanksgiving), and the rest of my wonderful family and friends.  I am truly blessed …


I’m thankful for Jesus who is “the light of the world.” Whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12

Don’t know that?  You can!  Ask me …


I am thankful my Creator loves shapes … and textures …


… and color … and me.


I am thankful for nature … and provision …


and hope … and occasional respite from the pressures of the everyday …


… and shelter.


I am thankful for the consistency of the cycle of life … and the seasons …


… and whatever lies ahead.


In everything … in all circumstances … give thanks.
I Thessalonians 5:18

Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. Blessings- xo Diana

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. What a wonderful list of things to thank God for.

  3. This is a lovely post! I’m thankful that the last year has restored my daughter’s health. The picture was very bleak last November and I don’t every forget how lucky I am to have her well again. ~ Maureen

  4. I love your photos next to what you’re thankful for. Beautiful! I, too, read One Thousand Gifts and found it to be a wonderful encouragement to focus on the little gifts that come our way that we often take for granted. I posted daily ( might have missed a day )this month until Thanksgiving, things for which I was grateful and called it “Thanks Living”. I guess I’ve realized that there is NOTHING for which I am NOT grateful. Even the “bad” God uses for our good. I just have to remember to notice ALL things with a grateful heart.
    sandy 😉