Monday, November 21, 2011

Quotography - Giving Thanks


We don't celebrate "Thanksgiving" in Australia but this year, due to my health & difficult family circumstances, I set myself the challenge to look for things to be grateful for everyday. I bought myself a wonderful book called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp which encourages reader's to create their own Gratitude Journal. I have included my own here. I am also following Ann's blog A Holy Experience and I try to link up with her on Mondays & Wednesdays.

Some days/weeks it has been a real struggle, especially with the stressful situations we have experienced as a family. I haven't managed to write something everyday over the last few months, as originally planned, but I am VERY slowly adding to my list.

I am however trying to see positives in every day, even if I don't write them down. It's amazing how changing your focus can lift your mood.

Why not try it??
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11 comments:

Kathy said...

New to "Quotography" this week. You chose one of my favorite sayings...gratitude is an attitude. Lovely photo and sentiment.

Kathy

TexWisGirl said...

a gorgeous image and a wonderful quote. :)

gossamerflashes said...

Great words to live by and lovely photo!

www.gossamerflashes.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Fabulous photo with great meaning behind it.
Thank you for sharing!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

So true. I love Ann's blog too. Beautiful photo Liz.

Living Life said...

I love this photo and the quote too! So glad you have found ways to count your blessings every day.

kaye said...

what a great way to deal with challenges in your life. Gratitude always makes one feel better. Lovely picture and quote.

Shanna said...

Thanks for the suggestion about Friday's Fences. It looks like a fun challenge.

Jana said...

what a great piece of advice! I love your list and the love you have put into each descriptions...thanks so much for sharing it!

One said...

I love your photo and quote. I went through those days. I also have a list of what I was grateful for daily. Not anymore. After a while it becomes a habit to be positive and thankful.

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

This is gorgeous. Starting a gratitude journal is a wonderful idea. This is why I love quotes so much because they help lift me up and remind me to stay positive. Thank you for sharing!

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