Monday, January 3, 2011

The Path of Gratitude

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~e.e. cummings


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~John Burroughs

On our last day of winter break, Zack and I took a stroll around our neighborhood, intent on enjoying the moment and finding beauty in our surroundings.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs

Our two week winter break has ended. It's back to school today. I hope everyone has a great start to their week. May it be filled with simple joys. Friendship blessings, Tammy

17 comments:

koralee said...

What a beautiful post...so much to be thankful for...thank you my friend for the reminder.

Happy back to school...I head back on Tuesday.

Blessings for 2011 my friend. xoxoxoxo

Linda said...

Beautiful, Tammy, as always.

Our two week break doesn't end until Wednesday, the 5th, so Sarah and I will be enjoying (relishing even) our last 2 days. But then it will be such a short, short week and the weekend will be here, with another 3-day holiday weekend just around the corner for us. So, not bad. January will be over with before I know it. I just hope we get another good snowstorm before too long...

Linda

Yarni Gras! said...

we go back in the morning. We too had a wonderful time this holiday season with family and friends. I pray that God blesses you and your family this coming year!

Susan said...

It's always so good to be thankful, Tammy. I am thankful for your joyous spirit and positive outlook on life. Your family is very lucky to have you. I also want to thank you, with all my heart, for the Christmas card. I loved the camel putting the star on the tree! Good luck at school today and all through the new week. Susan

Pam said...

Have a great week. The pictures are so beautiful. Quotes were nice also. Very inspiring.

summersundays-jw said...

Oh, how I would love to look out and see green. Beautiful post! Jan

sonya said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful words...

Blessings,
Sonya

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

Wonderful post again but you MOST surprise me with Eleanore Duse's quote! We lived in the area where she's from; Asolo, Italy. We even stayed in the remodeled home of her that is a hotel now... What a surprise to find her memory here on your blog!
Have a great beginning of work; can't believe two weeks have passed that quick!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Marilyn said...

Back to real life...hope you have a good first week back...

Autumn said...

Beautiful post. I will miss my little ones too as they begin school again today. Thanks for the inspiring quotes.
xx,
Autumn Clark

Piney Rose said...

How beautiful it is there! I love all the wonderful quotes - so uplifting.. Happy New Year, Tammy

Denise said...

Hi Tammy! Have you started any of those projects yet? I sure haven't! Your neighborhood looks beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful new year.
Denise

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

It's beautiful there!
Enjoy the new week of the new month of the new year, Tammy! xxxx

Rizzi said...

OUR BREAK IS OVER TOO. KIDS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY.
NOW ITS GETTING THE HOUSE BACK TO ORDER....OUR WEATHER IS SOOOOOO COLD, WE MIGHT HAVE SOME MORE SNOW COMING. LOVE YOUR POST, VERY SOOTHING.
RIZZI

Diane said...

Lovely thoughts Tammy. Hope your week goes well and that you get to enjoy some of that blue sky and lovely greens. Diane

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful thoughts to accompany such warm photos...much needed here, thank you Tammy!

Kathleen said...

Lovely post. I love the quotes especially the first John Burroughs one. It's true so often, the best things in life are free.

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