Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thanksgiving Reflections

I looked out at my own backyard to enjoy the natural beauty of color.
Then we took the truck up into the back country and viewed some
 breathless sights of Mt Slesse and Mt. McGuire.
Today I'm leaving you with some photos and thoughts that reflect how I
feel about the Thanksgiving Season.

 “Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.”
~Charles Spurgeon

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. 
 ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 “The man who has forgotten to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.  ~A.W. Tozer
“Every breath is a battle between grudgery and gratitude.
Give thanks…and you win joy.”
~Ann Voskamp

"To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us -- and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him."
~Thomas Merton (Thoughts on Solitude)


  1. What a beautiful reflection of God's love for us and a heart filled with praise. Beautiful photos and post Marg.Thank you for sharing that.

  2. Thank you for this breathtaking and inspiring start to my day.

    It is so beautiful where you live, and your photos are stunning. I still have it on my list of places I hope to visit.

  3. Beautiful photos and thoughts around Thanksgiving.

  4. Beautiful post, Marg. The words and the images are so good and true...

  5. Thanks for the absolutely gorgeous pictures and good thoughts to ponder!!!

  6. Breathe taking photos......such great heart reflections.

  7. We have a choice between grudgery and gratitude! Those photos make it hard not to give thanks. Love that last one especially!

  8. Thanks, Marg! How can I not be filled with joyful thanks?!

  9. VERY nice, Marg! I love that area...

  10. It's all about choice, isn't it, Marg? We can choose gratitude and we can choose to be open to the gift of faith. Beautiful views as I get ready to fly off - I'll keep those images in my head.

  11. Such beautiful scenery and words Marg! We have so very much to be thankful for indeed. I hope you and your loved ones have a very special Thanksgiving Weekend.

  12. Wow! We do have a lot to be thankful for with this beautiful world we live in. Your photos are awesome!

  13. It seems I'm always here a day or two late...since your blog never updates on my sidebar.

    Love your quotes...and the images to go with them. Funny thing...I just finished my Thanksgiving post and it looks much like this...and features some of the same quotes.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I'm thinking you have some good reasons to give thanks tonight!

  14. Stunning photos!! We are so blessed to be living in this beautiful part of God's wonderful world. Love the quotes too.


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