Giving Thanks

Walking my path: Mindful wanderings in nature

Today, I am grateful for gratitude. It is my most joyful feeling.

Thankfully, I am grateful for a multitude of reasons. I wrote this a year ago, but I feel the same.

In this moment, I am grateful for this warm cup of Jasmine tea on this very cold and blustery day.

I am grateful for my 70 pound puppy, who jumps into my lap for her morning “lubbins.”

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I am grateful for my beautiful friends and family – the deep love, and support we are to one another. I am grateful for how deeply I see my own Soul reflected in the eyes of my dear ones, and how that feels like home.

I am grateful for the delight in the natural world, and for fully enjoying the wonder and beauty of the moment.

I am grateful for inspiration.

I am grateful for the desire to live each day…

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29 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

    • Thank you Cheryl! So nice to see you here today. I hope you have a wonderful week of gratitude.
      Peace and Happiness,
      Mary

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    • Thank you for inviting me to your party! Not sure how to link you after the fact, but I’m enjoying your party! Thanks for your generous hospitality! Happy Thanksgiving!
      Mary

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      • No need to link me, I am just reblogging so that others can find you, stop in, make new friends, etc…..I’ve asked that they comment on your post, I don’t usually do reblogs a lot but I am so thankful for all of the amazing people who I’ve met here and wanted everyone to get a chance to read some positive things….as they come in, I will be doing them over the next few days, you are welcome and have an amazing day too😊Kim

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      • Thank you so much Kim! It is fun seeing what shows up on your site. I hope you have an amazingly wonderful Thanksgiving. So nice to have a new friend here in blogosphere. I’m grateful for you. 🙂
        Mary

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      • Thanks Mary, you are most welcome. Looking forward to four days off, to catch up on reading, writing and pie eating😊 have a beautiful holiday too😊 peace and blessings, K

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  1. Such a wonderful Post Mary.. I am so pleased your decided to reblog your post.. There is so much to be grateful for in our world.. I hope to share such love and gratitude with others.. Love and Hugs to you Mary.. Happy Thanksgiving to you xx

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    • Thank you Sue. It’s true – so so much to be grateful for.
      Love, hugs and the happiest of Thanksgivings to you!
      Mary

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  2. Some glorious things just never change, do they!?

    I loved your list from top to bottom, Mary. It is a list that speaks to me of authenticity and generosity, of joy and sorrow, and the wisdom of both up and down… and I find reflected in these words the reasons I couldn’t quite put my finger on, for which I am so very grateful to call you friend.

    Peace
    Michael

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    • Oh Michael, what a lovely lovely comment. Thank you. I am equally grateful to call you friend, and appreciate so much your authenticity and generosity.
      Peace
      Mary

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  3. Thanks for the giving of thanks again for the holiday season. It is good to be reminded there is so much to be thankful for. As before the pictures are wonderful. Happy days to you Mary Michele Swanson

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  4. I am a bit late in commenting on your wonderful post,but I suppose the subject is timeless,we should be grateful every minute,every day for all the gifts we enjoy.Oftentimes we tend to take everything for granted,we show arrogance.How beautifully you count your blessings,dear Mary;and how lovely your 70 pound puppy in this wondrous setting.Peace to you ,Doda x

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    • Thank you, Doda! I am so fortunate to live in a beautiful place. It is easy to be grateful. It is a little harder when I have to go to a town, haha. I am glad you enjoyed the post and, yes it is a timeless subject. I am also very lucky to have such a wonderful dog! Thanks for coming by, Doda and I hope your holidays are absolutely excellent!
      Peace
      Mary

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