Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gratitude is the Attitude

Hello, Dear Friends, in this season of giving thanks, 
 come along with me on a late autumn drive, 
as we ponder the true meaning of gratitude 
with some favorite quotes of mine. 

As we descend the foothills that I call home, 
we see bright, glowing cottonwood against 
 dark evergreens. These stately trees are the last 
to loose their leaves and are putting on 
a final, luminous show. 

Mornings are frequently sprinkled with frost. 
The rising sun illuminates the trees 
creating silver and gold. 

I am out early 2 days a week
to help with my 3 little grandsons 
who I'm very grateful for. 

"Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. 
It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation."

- John Ortberg -

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues
 but the parent of all others."

- Cicero -

"If the only prayer you said was thank you, that 
would be enough."

- Meister Eckhart -

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."

- Seneca -

"If you aren't grateful for what you already have,
what makes you think you would be happy with more?"

- Roy T. Bennett -

"So much has been given to me; I have no time
to ponder over that which has been denied."

- Helen Keller -

"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."

- Aesop -

We've had a string of lovely, late autumn days,
with mild temperatures and gentle rains.

Of course, that could drastically change.........
So I am enjoying each and every day.

"This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before."
- Maya Angelou -

I have driven past this pasture for 37 years.
It has not changed, but I can't say the same for me.

We climb the foothills road to home.

"True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you
for that experience."

- Oprah Winfrey -

We take a left here.
"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty."
- Doris Day -

A carpet of cottonwood leaves.

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty
and gratitude, then animals are better off than
a lot of humans."

- James Herriot -

The woodland lane to home. 
"I was complaining that I had no shoes
till I met a man that had no feet."

- Confucius -

"Let us be grateful to the people who make
us happy; they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom."

- Marcel Proust -

Thank you, Dear Friends for coming along with me.
I am so grateful for your friendship.

Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving.


  1. Beautiful post and your Autumn pictures are wonderful. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

    Hugs Diane

  2. Karen, thank you for taking me on this day out in the country--I feel as if I've had a little vacation! And I always appreciate more quotes about gratitude, as it is one of the keys to happiness and contentment.

  3. your autumn is golden and beautiful. i really enjoyed all of the gratitude quotes, i am grateful for your friendship!! have a wonderful holiday!!!

  4. How lovely, Karen! Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed Thanksgiving full of love and memory making!

  5. Such a lovely tour. God's beauty can be seen in even the smallest thing! I treasure it all and give thanks. Look at each day as though it was the most wondrous you have ever seen!

  6. Thank you for this lovely post in photos and thoughts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  7. This is a gorgeous drive indeed! And beautiful thoughts to go with it. We missed pretty much all of autumn while we were gone so seeing your images is extra welcome!

  8. What beautiful scenery you have and it is the season for giving thanks. I live all the different quotes you provided and some I’ve heard and some not. I’ve been trying for a long time to comment in your blog and so many others that Goigle simply won't let me. I tried contacting you through your man email and that didn't go through. Then all of a sudden google is letting me respond on my cell phone. Just letting you know I’ve been trying. Hope you had a wonderful Thanjsgiving!

  9. Sorry about this...cell phone key pads are so small!

  10. Dear Karen you live in such beautiful and charming place !

    i bet this beauty and serenity of nature calms your soul and soothes your heart:)

    i always enjoyed your blog with great affection as i found you a lovely person with very sweet heart!!!

    i visit less here since you changed your writing pattern because no mater how hard i try i fail to understand it as my eyesight is weak and if i try harder they aches and get watery so if i come i just see and enjoy your terrific images! hope you will forgive me !

    Hugs and shower of blessings upon you my friend!

  11. I so enjoyed my drive with you.
    So lovely to see your photographs, and I enjoyed the quotes too.

    All the best Jan

  12. Terrific posts and love your thankful quotes to go with it.There is so much to be thankful for!
    Hope you enjoyed the day with your family!

  13. Karen you live in beautiful country. The path to your home is so scenic. I love all those quotes. Beautiful words to keep in mind.
    xx Beca

  14. A great post! <3
    I am following you and invite you to me

  15. Autumn is still lingering around your neck of the woods, and it's so lovely. The cottonwood trees are pretty, and I love to see the frost on the lawns in the early mornings. The white fences along the homes are charming. That white precious dog of yours really stands out against the Autumn leaves. I smiled when I saw that quote, 'I was complaining that I had no shoes,' as my brother shared that with me many years ago. And I think my favorite quote of all was Maya Angelou's. Not sure if I told you, but she is my favorite writer. It's such a pleasure to see the seasons each year around your home, Karen. And it's special that you are a woman of gratitude.


  16. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

  17. Your post is fabulous as ever...Awesome quotes and magnificent Fall pictures...I am grateful for your adorable post,you are a sweetheart!Best wishes!

  18. Beautiful photos!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  19. A most beautiful post with lovely quotes and charming photos. Thank you for your friendship too Karen. Visiting your pages always brings such a good feeling :D)

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