So Often Forgotten

As my American friends, family + blogging "family"
approach Thanksgiving, I thought I would share some gratitude
quotes from some my favorite writers

Trade your expectation for appreciation
and the world changes instantly
(Tony Robbins)

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my
heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile
(Elie Wiesel-Holocaust survivor)

When you practise gratefulness, there is a sense of 
respect towards others
(The Dalai Lama)

No small gesture is too small when done with gratitude

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest
yet most powerful things humans can do for each other
(Randy Pausch)

The miracle of gratitude is that is shifts your perception to
such an extent that it changes the world you see
(Dr. Robert Holden)

Makes me cry every time I see this image

We think we have to do something to be grateful
or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful,
when gratitude is really a state of mind
(Iyanla Vanzant)

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was
"thank you", that would suffice

Apart from the obvious such as family, health etc, what are you
grateful for today (however small I would love to hear)?

Happy Thanksgiving America

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  1. Really moving words. I wish I could remember to do this more.

  2. A beautiful post, Vanessa...and a wonderful choice of quotes...I don't think I could put my gratitude any better than your last quote.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. I love coming to your blog for a weekly dose of beautiful inspiration...this may sound strange but you sorta 'ground me' and I am thankful for that.

    1. Wow! what a wonderful thing to say Sam. I can't tell you how much that means to me xx

  4. I'm grateful for so many things, Vanessa. Some days I'm just grateful to look up at the sky, see the sun shine and watch my little dog chase his own tail. A lot of the time, it really is the little things.

    1. It's the little things that count the most I think SK (and they are the things we forget about ;-) You've got is sussed kitty xx

  5. This is a lovely post with beautiful images.

    I am grateful for my health, for my children, for a husband who has a job, for having the best friends....with a new one to be added on Monday ;) Xx

    1. Sim, will send you an e.mail as in bed with bronchitis!!!

  6. Hi Vanessa! This is so beautiful! I'm wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings!

    1. TYSM Sharon. We don't celebrate here in the UK; wish we did though x

  7. Beautiful, that image is heartbreaking, I can't imagine what it must be like to be away from family, or loved ones.

    I have been a lot more appreiciative this year of everything, and feeling rather blessed.

    Have a lovely week V!

  8. Hi Vanessa. There are some wonderful images here.

    Best wishes, Alex

  9. Beautiful images and a lovely choice of quotes. Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Beautiful. I'm teary now, and feeling very, very grateful. XO

  11. Dearest Vanessa your choice of quotes ~ pure elegance. The act of kindness to each other is so simple and yet for some it's so difficult. As we enter the joyous Christmas celebrations may each of us find the peace within our self, so that we may see the joy in giving to others. Many hugs and blessings, across the miles. xo C. (HHL)

  12. Inspiring stuff. Just finding your blog. Enjoying reading your posts!
    Especially loved that last quote!


  13. What a memorable post Vanessa! These posts are all something to heed and remember. I really love the first one about changing expectations to appreciations. I began a gratitude journal but haven't kept it up. You've reminded me to do just that. I'm grateful today for having the time to comment on blogs such as yours.

    1. Awwwh! that's so kind of you Reese. Yes, do your gratitude journal, you will be surprised the impact it will have on your life ;-)

  14. What a beautiful post. Even thought Thanksgiving is behind us now, I want to carry that attitude of gratitude forward into the holidays.

    xoxo Elizabeth

  15. Hi,

    Beautiful post on gratitude, (gratitude is such a beautiful virtue and once one finds it, one will never let go of it as it opens the door to a whole new life of love, peace, and joy.)

    Your new follower,
    Pearl 13.

  16. Hi Vanessa...Thanks for stopping by and for your great comment!

  17. As usual, such a lovely and thought-provoking post! I really love that Oprah comment! Here’s a link to the rice pudding soufflé recipe in case you want to try it (it’s my favourite)!

  18. Hi Vanessa, Love the post and the great pics. Those quotes really make you think. There is so much to be thankful for and sometimes in this busy world we forget to stop and give thanks. I am thankful for my little family and I'm also thankful that I met a wonderful friend like you. xoxo

  19. hi Vanessa, so nice share.
    tahank you very much.


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