"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, September 19, 2011

* Gratitude - Optimism - Bliss *

Tons of things are going on in my life these days. Most are wonderful. Some...not so much. But because I stay optimistic 99% of the time, that's how I manage to feel when I fall asleep at night. Optimistic. Blissful. Grateful.

As I dug through mountains of papers in my office this afternoon, I found a page I had torn out of Country Living magazine last November. I loved the display of white dishes, blue and white patterned dishes, and tiny white pumpkins. I'll share the beautiful quote below that appeared on that page.

Welcome to my newest follower, Andrea. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life...It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." -- Melody Beattie

22 comments:

  1. I like that quote. And conversely, INgratitude can turn a rich person into a pauper. There is so much to be thankful for!

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  2. your gratitude attitude will see you through, Becky.

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  3. Oh, I love this quote...thank you for sharing it!

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  4. Great reminder! Gratitude and joy do go hand in hand!!! :O)

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  5. Becky I hope things transform so you can be grateful for the tons of blessings going your way. For now, hope you stay grateful even for those awful things that make us stronger.

    Love ya, Becky. Stay well.

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  6. Becky, that is a wonderful quote and so true.

    And you know what I'm grateful for? Blog friends like you who left such thoughtful messages on my last post. I can't thank you enough for your sweet words. SO dear to me.

    I am trying to blog a little, but there is just a lot going on right now. Still, I wanted to drop by and wish you all the best.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  7. Gratitude is critical for a good attitude! teehee

    sandie

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  8. Attitude is 90% of the battle! I smiled about the magazine picture mention because I do the same thing...pull out lovely decorating ideas. Unfortunately I'm not so hot at executing them!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  9. its so wonderful that you take the time to be grateful and to acknowledge your new followers and your own bliss. You have such good energy Becky - and its contagious!

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  10. Hi Debora~ Thank you and yes, I agree!

    Hi Linda~ Ahhh, thanks!

    Hey Christine~ Thanks so much for stopping and commenting. I'm glad you love the quote!

    Hi Diane~ Yes, gratitude and joy!

    Hey Myrna~ You're such a doll. Thank you for such wisdom! Love ya back!

    Hi Sheila~ How thoughtful of you to take the time to leave a comment. I remember all you've been through the past months, and I have no right to complain about anything, really! I'm grateful for all my blog friends, too, ones I've known a long time, and the ones I've just met! Thank you so much.

    Hi Chatty/Sandie~ Yep...gratitude and attitude! :)

    Hey K9/Pat~ Oh, I tear the pages out, or save an entire magazine with post-its all through it, but never actually do anything with them! I just dream!

    Ahhhh, Green Monkey~ How wonderful to see you again! Thanks so much for stopping and saying such sweet things! I hope you are doing really well.

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  11. Great quote. Being truly thankful for what we have makes everything better.

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  12. Hi Carol~ Thank you. How could we live any other way? I certainly couldn't!

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  13. Nice quote! And a nice way to live life. Being grateful does enhance our view.

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  14. Hi Lisa! Thanks! Every time I see your little photo on my blog, or others', I feel so sad for not being able to meet you....'cause you were a little sick puppy! :(

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  15. Hi Becky! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    And... omg! I love yours! How have I been in this writing blogosphere and not stumbled upon it yet!

    So glad I did :)

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  16. What a great quote. I'm going to have to remember that!

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  18. Hello Becky, so nice to meet you! I love the quote about gratitude. Here is another one:

    Gratitude turns what you have into enough.

    Last fall I posted a simple project on gratitude and included more quotes. Here is the link if you want to take a peek: http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2010/11/gratitude.html

    I have enjoyed perusing several of your posts. Sweet place you have here!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  19. Hi Kelley~ Well, thank you, m'dear! I like your blog, too! Thanks for becoming a follower, too!

    Hi Lydia~ If you're like me, you better write it down somewhere...and then remember where THAT is! :)

    Hi LDH/Lorraine~ Thank you, also, for taking the time to stop and comment. I will definitely check out your link!

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  20. You have some awesome quotes! No better attitude than gratitude!

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  21. So happy I'm back visiting your bloghome today, Becky. I love the blue and white dishes, tiny white pumpkins, and your spot-on quote. Thinking of you -- and thank you.

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