Sunday, November 24, 2013

Grateful


I am grateful that I can see
the beauty in the world
despite its imperfections,
celebrating the good
and praying for betterment

I am grateful that I can hear
the sound of peace
even in trees losing their leaves,
there is always a new bud
longing to bloom in spring

I am grateful that I can sense
the scent of truth
keeping me aware
of long lost secrets,
it's all in the open

I am grateful that I can speak
my soulful voice,
no one can deny
freedom of expression
~ let creativity soar ~

I am grateful that I can feel
the love within me,
around me and 
from above
and especially from you

I am grateful for life itself
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I still have pink mums in a pot that I brought inside and put on my window sill to brighten up the day. Wishing everyone a joyful Thanksgiving full of abundance and gratitude! Thank you to all my wonderful readers and friends for your support. Much love. xx
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54 comments:

  1. Lovely words and post, so many things to be grateful for! Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. it is a blessing that we have that ability to express ourselves...i oft find peace in nature as well...if only we listened to it more and learned our way of being eh?

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    1. Yes, the ability to express oneself ... and the freedom ... wonderful. Thanks, Brian :)

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  3. So much to be grateful for and this poem is a lovely tribute. Beautiful!

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  4. very optimistic, lifts up spirit.there's so much in nature for us to learn.

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  5. Oh this sounds so happy... needed that in the November gloom

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  6. I love reading poems about gratitude for life. And the image of that potted mum on the windowsill. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. The potted mum is still blooming on my windowsill :)

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  7. This is truly one of your very best, Loredana.
    Such beautiful words.
    I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  8. This is beautiful, Loredana. There truly is so much that we should be thankful / grateful for!! You have described them masterfully...and with Thanksgiving approaching, it was especially apt.

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  9. very uplifting with a message we should all take heed ...

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  10. Beautiful photo and post ~ lots to be grateful for each day ~ thanks for your comments and visiting ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol, xxx

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  11. Loredana,

    So nice and uplifting to vist your Blog and this beautiful poem. the joy of life and all that it affords:)
    Love your thematic photo...

    Eileen:)

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    1. Life is truly a gift. Thank you, Eileen :)

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  12. Much to be grateful for indeed, just look at the simple things around

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    1. Thankful for the simple things
      That every day life brings :)

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  13. Oh, ice, I could say each stanza on one exhale - just nice fit for meditation with gratitude!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, gratitude is my daily meditation :)

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  14. Have a wonderful holiday--you speak to your gratitude so eloquently here

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  15. Lovely pink flowers to be grateful for...your beautiful poem filled me up with such gladness.

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  16. It's beautiful to bring the summer inside and nourish it through the cold months. What a lovely poem full of good things. Wishing you and your family a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving, Loredana.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Yes, I bring potted flowers inside my sunroom and they hopefully will last until next Spring. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving :)

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  17. love the warmth of your words and the beautiful message......Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  18. Yes, we should always be thankful to lord for everything he gives us:)

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  19. Lovely photo and like that you reminded all of us of the reason for this coming holiday gathering. Quiet and peace filled.

    Elizabeth

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  20. Thank you for this!! We should all be grateful for these little joys and more!! Have a happy Monday and a grateful week ahead!

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  21. You sound like a very contented person. It is nice to encounter this occasionally...you may have an advantage...after all you do live in Pleasantville:)

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    1. Smiles :) Yes, living in Pleasantville must have something to do with it :)

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  22. I miss the summer colors and the flowers around!

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  23. So so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thank you, Laura! And I enjoyed participating in your gratitude quilt! :)

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  24. Those pink mums are gorgeous! As well as your lovely words. I am so grateful for seeing the beauty in the every day!

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  25. How gorgeous! Lovely message enshrined in the choicest of words.

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  26. it is very difficult to sustain such a sense of love, beauty and benediction.

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    1. Sometimes when we go through difficult times, it helps to focus on our blessings, and the very act of being thankful can turn things around for the better :)

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  27. de belles couleurs vives à ces fleurs

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  28. *´¨)
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

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  29. Indeed we should remember more often the good things !

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  30. Cara Loredana,io sono grata di averti incontrato! Mi dispiace di essere in ritardo ad augurarti una buona festa di Ringraziamento..,Buon week end con tutta l'atmosfera speciale che è tipica di questi giorni nel paese dove vivi!!!
    E'bello condividere momenti di vita in sintonìa anche se così lontane...le tue parole arrivano al cuore,che non conosce distanze!!! Un abbraccio affettuoso,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita, anche io sono grata di averti incontrato! La festa del Ringraziamento e' una bella occasione di ricordare tutto cio' che la vita ci dona e sopratutto l'amicizia. Un grande abbraccio :)

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  31. A beautiful sharing of gratitude! Wonderful! Aloha...

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  32. Thank you, everyone, for the lovely comments on this post. I'm grateful for the wonderful support :)

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  33. La beauté
    De la nature
    Nous offre
    Chaque jour
    Des pensées
    D'Amour

    Amicalement Pascal

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    1. Bonjour, Pascal. Yes, every day is a miracle, and there is always something beautiful to appreciate. Merci :)

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