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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

On Gratitude


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

--Melodie Beattie

I just want to say *thank you* to all you fabulously wonderful, encouraging, complimentary, positive, (commenting!) blog readers. While my current working schedule keeps me feeling somewhat isolated, this new-found international community of caring, insightful souls helps me feel connected to the human race. Thank you. I am glad for and appreciate you all. Thank you for caring enough to visit and for leaving a note when you do. Garrets are overrated. :-)

14 comments:

Rebecca Bush said...

Hi Tara,
International visitor from across the lake here. Thanks for the quote~ can't be reminded enough about gratitude. Happy Belated Blogday!It's good to see that you are back at the blog.
Take care!

Joanna said...

Thankyou too, you have carried on leaving comments when I have fallen back into being very bad leaving comments. Comments are so nice when you are mostly working alone, its a lovely little bloggy community. I will be trying much harder. Thankyou

PG said...

Have just emailed you about this, but that quote sums up so many tihngs for me. And I am feeling like a happy plump chipmunk too. :)

LDahl said...

Those are forget-me-nots aren't they? Darling chipmonk:) There is one living in my backyard, but they are so shy I don't see him/her too often...come to think of it, there could be lots of them...how would I know?

Daisy Lupin said...

Love the cheeky chipmunk with the acorns, I have just been gathering up acorns as I walked down the road today. I just love to have a bowl of them on a table at this time of year.

One Crabapple said...

Thank YOU for having such a neat blog !

Is that a WISE OLD OWL ?
IS that Chipmunk eating a cookie ?
A $63 cookie perhaps ?

( I guess I am not over it yet.....)

Love, S.
ps adorable illustration !

One Crabapple said...

I knowww it is an acorn....like I said....not quite over it yet.....

tlawwife said...

You're an easy person to want to be with even if it is in cyber space.

Naturegirl said...

~*THANK YOU~* for being a part of the community of bloggers! We enjoy all your illustrations and words! How can one not have a great start to their day after viewing this bundle of *~sweetness*~ that you posted today!I can see them scampering in the garden and come to my door however there are those who can only when they visit your blogsite.Wonderful visiting here..I'm sure I speak for many. Melodie is right when she says: "gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."

Celeste said...

That's a great quote. Very apt for how I've been feeling lately.

andrea said...

How very true -- I know just what you mean and feel the same! ANd happy anniversary -- I seem to have missed that post which is odd because I love the little illustration.

Cindy said...

I am new to your blog. But, so glad that I stumbled upon it. Your artwork is just so lovely and truly an inspiration to a "wanna be" artist.

Lovely quote as well.

Thanks.

Ulla said...

Wonderful Quote! Everyone needs to be reminded from time to time, and this little creature is the perfect reminder!!! Hugs to you Tara, and may the fairies find you well over Thanksgiving!

Bendtherulz said...

Hi Tara,
Greetings !! Just came through Merisi's blog....! Beautiful illustration and quotes !!
This time gone through few , will surely come ....for inspirations...!
Loved the Squirrel so cute....just to tell you a short story( Mythological one) one of the God in his quest to find his soul mate found squirrel helping his force in building a huge dam...all the others laughed and squirrel was quite disheartened....hwever God picked the squirrel in his hand and "thank" him for the contribution and with his fingers marked the back...thats how we say squirrel got lined back !!