Thursday, November 1, 2012
My friend Lindsay is hostessing "22 Days of Gratitude" beginning today the first of November. I am unable to show you my little journal book that I will be recording my gratitude in because I haven't finished it even though it is very simple. Day one...I am so very grateful for my online friends who truly are kind, caring, creative and generous. I am certain my days of gratitude will not have a priority order as that would just be impossible for me to do. Gratitude is ongoing lifelong and this is merely a snippet of daily special bits for me.
Speaking of my gratitude for online friends this is a banner hand made by Theresa. She has no blog...yet. I "met" Theresa through an ATC swap and we have been sharing personal swaps ever since. I am always blown away by her beautiful work. Here is a photo of the first three letters...H A R. You can see each flag of the banner has so much detail and is in the perfect Fall Autumn colors. I am always grateful when I check my mail and find an envelope from this lovely lady.
Here you can see the last four letters...V E S T. My photography skills are horrible however I believe you can see how much time and work Theresa puts into what she creates.
Here is a photo of the banner hanging so you get an idea of the size and beauty of it. This will become a treasured keepsake in my annual decorating and I shall always smile when I look at it.
I decided not to try to hang it this year as that would set off Mr. C who does not do holidays and decorations. So I think it looks stunning right here on my dining table along with other Fall Autumn decor. Thank you so very much Theresa Dear. I am cherishing my new Harvest banner and I am grateful for our online friendship. This is a very easy day one of gratitude.
We had a night of rain and watching the earth receive the moisture it so desperately needs to nourish the plants and trees of the forest. It was joyful to actually have the sound of the rain being all we heard...no TV or other distractions.
As we gear up for a very busy season may we all take the time to recognize even the smallest gratitude in each and every day. Blessings...