Friday, December 2, 2016

GRATITUDE: A Belated Thanksgiving Post.

The 19th November marked 7 years since my car accident, which has challenged my life in so many ways.
If I had to pick the biggest thing that I have learned over the last 7 years, it would be that living in GRATITUDE every day is incredibly powerful and life changing. My focus has been not looking back on the past, not focusing on what was or could have been, but rather focusing on the blessings in my life on a daily basis. I cannot adequately convey the benefits that daily gratitude has had on my life.

2016 has been a year of enormous change in my own life and for us as a family. We have had huge breakthrough in reconciliation with my oldest son, who is now back in our lives but sadly his marriage has broken down. 4 weeks ago, we were given court ordered time with our 4 grandchildren on a weekly basis which has been wonderful! All of this has been a huge answer to our constant prayers!

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." ~ Brian Tracy

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." ~ Bill Keane

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke Read

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." ~ Melody Beattie



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13 comments:

Brian King said...

Absolutely gorgeous sunset! Brilliant colors! Very happy to hear of the progress with your son despite being sadly offset by his marital situation.

DrillerAA09 said...

Simply stunning images. Well done.

Thomas Lee said...

A blessed sky for you and your family,may your prayers be answered.

Lady Fi said...

So beautiful! Such lovely colours!

BeckyB said...

Stunning skies but even more stunning is to have access to your grandchildren.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The gratitude quotes are great, and I love that intense sky!! Beautiful colors.

Jim said...

Spectacular

DUTA said...

An attitude of gratitude on a daily basis - that's what we all need in life.
Red skies usually foresee storms and wars, according to popular belief, but probably not according to yours.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What stunning images!

elizabeth said...

Your images are so beautiful! I couldn't agree more with you about the importance of gratitude. I also rejoice with you in your answered prayer!

Villrose said...

A great moment to share...

Jo said...

Hello Liz, I popped over here from Our World Tuesday. I'm glad to hear of the reconciliation with your son. May you and your family go from strength to strength now. Blessings, Jo (South Africa)

Michael S-B said...

And I am so grateful to you in my life, Liz <3

These pics from Minnippi Parklands are gorgeous.

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