Monday, September 24, 2012

Gifts

gifts:


a rainbow at dusk 


birds wading peacefully


taking flight into dawn


a baby's slumber


silent lullaby

Each of us is given gifts daily. Many arrived unbidden and unexpected. Our job is to observe and give thanks. I resolve to be more aware of the gifts and less focused on the wants.

22 comments:

  1. thank you, barb, for a great reminder. :)

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  2. I agree .. we are surrounded by such gifts all day long. All we need to do is take them in!

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  3. Amen. So many gifts when we "observe and give thanks", doing this makes life fuller. LOVE the photos of your grandson, so sweet.

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  4. Thank you for the gifts you have shared here. I want to be more focused on the gifts, too. Darn those wants!

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  5. So sweet, a sleeping baby! I can feel how proud you feel all the way to here. :))

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  6. Ah, what is sweeter than a baby sleeping?

    Wow, a rainbow in a violet sky! Very pretty, Barb.

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  7. Beautiful I think the gift of photography makes us notice so many more gifts each day. Eyes wide open!

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  8. I could not agree with you more on the gifts Barb. We should all be more aware. Such a cute little baby. Carol

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  9. A wonderful resolution and a great gift as well Barb! Sleeping babies are the best!!
    Love Di ♥

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  10. Well said, its the things that happen day to day that sometimes are the biggest blessings.

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  11. Lovely post--your photos of Colorado are great, and that little baby is precious. Mickie Brown :)

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  12. I love all your quotes on the sidebar. Mickie

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  13. your photos and words are consistently beautiful, and very uplifting. the photo of the baby's hands is my fave. a treasure. happy day to you Barb.

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  14. I want to smooch that baby! It will be fun to have another one to smooch in about 6 months! We thought the kids were done...but we count and and thankful for each of our 8 blessings (well millions actually) but 8 grandies to smooch! So happy for you and I miss talking..I promise I will be better!

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  15. Oh, little baby! More and more I am astonished that something so perfect is growing and growing inside of me. So much to look forward to, right? Just like the theme of your blog: finding good things to celebrate, indeed!

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  16. So much wonder and beauty! You're right - it's too easy to focus on wants than on what we have.

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  17. Celebrating the gifts that we are showered with every day is one of the definitions of grace for me. Oh, how wonderful it is to be aware and alive to each small treasure. Thanks for your beautiful thoughts and pictures.

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  18. you are so right dear Barb, one should note and enjoy these gifts, why even not write them down...thanks for this colourful reminder, love the rainbow-picture:-)

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  19. You refocused and wrote this nearly two weeks ago- it fits me today. How have I missed so many of your posts? Gorgeous rainbow, precious hands-we focus on the gifts and less on the wants. xo

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Your comments are always one good thing for me!