Tuesday, November 22, 2011

giving thanks on tuesday...



To give thanks

 is an action 

and 

rejoice is a verb 

and these 

are not mere pulsing emotions
















While I may not always feel joy, 

God asks me to give

thanks in all things,

 because He knows 


that the feeling of


 JOY 



begins in the action of THANKSGIVING.



Ann Voskamp ~One Thousand Gifts


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on one of my favorite holiday traditions






It's a rare Christmas post before Thanksgiving...




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16 comments:

LizlovesVintage said...

Your piano is grand. In white, even better. On some days I regret getting rid of mine. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.
xxx Liz

Sandi said...

Just wanted to pop over and wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Rene. Hope to have time to look at your blog when I am visiting my son!!
Blessings~

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

We are so thankful every day because we have so much to be grateful for, so many blessings.
thank you for this sweet post.

Okio B Designs said...

You are so right! So much to be thankful for. Your photos are so inspiring! Coming over from Faded Charm and I am happy to be your 1001 follower!

Jeanine

FlowerLady said...

Lovely post!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

FlowerLady

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. Love the white piano. Yes, have seen it before, but love it even more in these pictures, perhaps due to the white frames on top. I just received a copy of this beautiful book today. So perfect as after I fix all the side dishes to take to my daughters on Thursday, I am going to savor a few moments to read the first few pages of this beautiful book. Another friend alerted me to Ann's website and then I ordered the book. Wonderful give away you are having for a copy. Again, blessings to you.
Lynn

Jennelise said...

Beautiful photos! Your blog is just lovely!
Jennelise

Comeca Jones said...

Have a great holiday!

Amy Kinser said...

Happy Thanksgiving, dear lady. God bless you and your family.

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful photographs! There is something about old pianos I really love!! Everything in your vignette is just perfect! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

victoriantailor said...

Beautiful!!!! Never get tired of the white, love the piano,

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Rene:) Stopping by to wish you and your family a wonderful, Thanksgiving:)
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens

Lady Pamela said...

I have this book on audio. I find it easier to listen to than to read. BUT - I love the quotes. They seem to 'sink' into the mind that way. I have started my own gratitude list, have you?
Happy Thanksgiving, we had ours in October.

PeregrineBlue said...

what a beautiful post and quote. thanksgiving is also my favorite holiday of the year.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love your photography. I'm now a follower.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Beautiful Rene'. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your sweet family.

Hugs,
Judy