"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."
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.
-OndineMonet Hampshire Rocks Road Placer County, California October 23rd, 2007 Afternoon