Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Thanksgiving Road

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

-Melody Beattie

Last week, I shared the good news, that I had managed to successfully bring my Type 2 Diabetes under control. Since that time, I have received so many comments, and personal emails congratulating me, that I thought rather then say thank you in the comment thread for that entry, I would write a special entry to let all of you know how much I have appreciated your stopping by to leave me your messages. I am so happy that I was able to take charge in my life, and bring my diabetes under control, but I don't think I would have done as well, without all of you encouraging me along the way.

That is the special thing about blogging, we can reach out to others a little more affectively sometimes, and touch many more lives then we can in our day to day lives. I am thankful for the friendships I have made in the Blogsphere, and the love and support I have received. All of you, have made me a better, stronger, happier, and most certainly, a healthier person. Thank you for that! :) I found this Thanksgiving poem the other day, and I thought of all of you...

I'm Thankful For You
By Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring us peace.
Starting now,
lets be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving
I'm thankful for you.

I visit the road, in the above photograph, every autumn just to sit and feel at peace, so how could I not photograph it?It is a very special place, I have always felt drawn to, so, I have a special entry planned for tomorrow about this road, and something I found on it, just last month. Please try to make it back tomorrow to read about what I discovered. Here's a hint... it's MAGIC.

Hampshire Rocks Road
Placer County, California
October 23rd, 2007


MyMaracas said...

What a lovely entry. True friendship is one of the surprising and wonderful things that come from blogging. I'm so happy that you're taking charge and doing well -- and you know I'll be back tomorrow to hear about that road! I never could resist a mystery.


fdtate said...

Love the photo. I'm drawn to and take a lot of photos of road and train tracks and the like. They make you wonder what's just around the next bend. They're even better when they're framed by such wonderful autumnal foliage.

Congrats again on getting that blood sugar under control, my friend!

Patrick said...

Beautifully said. I'm glad our paths crossed those several years ago, too.

And as always, I love the autumn photo. I'd love to be walking along that road to see where it leads. The colors are beautiful.