Day 1


I decided.  

I’m living in the moment.

I’m not thinking about Christmas and all the goodness of the Christmas season.  Nope.  I’m camped out in Thanksgiving.

With that in mind, I decided to narrow my focus as we approach Thanksgiving.  Each of these {7 Days of Thanksgiving} posts will have something for your inspiration with that focus.  I hope it’s just what you need, too.

Today I’m loving these words of President Theodore Roosevelt….. - 7 Days of Thanksgiving - Inspirational Theodore Roosevelt quote


A good question to ask ourselves….
What are we doing as an expression of gratefulness for all our blessings?

Feel free to Share Your Thoughts, below.


Living in gratitude,


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Sharing at Jumping Tandem + Weekly Top Shot + Mandarin Orange Monday


  1. sonya says

    Thanks for the awesome quote from T!

    • Diane says

      Hello Sonya! Good man…good heart. We need more leaders like that today.
      Wishing you an extraordinary weekend!

  2. thanks for the gentle reminder to stay in the giving-of-thanks place and not running too far ahead in our efforts to plan …

    • Diane says

      Isn’t it interesting how we need those gentle nudges? I know all too well that sometimes it’s easy to miss the meaning in our busyness.
      Linda, may your Thanksgiving be filled with extraordinary reflections of gratitude.

  3. Marty says

    I too am refusing to give in to the early Christmas syndrome…while I know we are to live lives of thankfulness everyday all year long I want to especially savor this time of gratitude. Enjoyed your quote today!

    • Diane says

      Hello Marty! Yes, it’s good to take advantage of this time that has actually been “set aside” for grateful reflection.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Beautiful picture and quote. Stopping by from Sunday Community – Blessings to you

    • Diane says

      Thank you Denise!
      May your new week be extraordinarily blessed!

  5. Nina says

    Thank you for sharing this very meaningful quote Diane! Thankfulness changes our perspective and focus! Popping by from the Sunday Community, have a blessed Sunday & coming week!

    • Diane says

      Thanks for coming by and sharing Nina! It is interesting how a bit of heart change can also change the way we see and live. 😀

  6. Mel says

    Boy–it’s good to know I’m not alone in the battle to ‘stay in the moment’. There’ll be enough time to scurry and scramble LATER! 😉

    Gorgeous photo under those words of wisdom.

    • Diane says

      Oh Mel…you said it! What a battle it is!
      Wishing you an extraordinary week!

  7. Rona says

    Stopping by for a visit from Jumping Tandem! So true! I’ve learned that living in the moment is the way to enjoy my life while living with severe chronic pain. Thank you for the reminder.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Please add the ladies from my chronic illness group in your prayers today. May they experience the Heavenly Father’s love and comfort. In Jesus name. Amen!

    • Diane says

      Hi Rona! How nice of you to stop by here for a visit and to share!
      I’ll offer up a prayer now….
      Happiest of Thanksgivings to you too!

  8. That’s a gorgeous image and the quote is so true! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #57!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Madge! There’s nothing like capturing light.
      Wishing you the Happiest of Thanksgivings!

  9. Lisa says

    Beautifully backlit stem spotlighting this moment in time: a thanksgiving moment… camping right there with you.

    • Diane says

      Kindred spirits. 😀
      May your Thanksgiving be every day.

  10. angela and chris says

    a pure sentiment together with a sensitive photograph

    • Diane says

      So nice of you to say that! Thank you!
      Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Liz says

    Beautiful post!

    Mine are here and here.

  12. Meaningful quote and rich and beautiful art. Thank you for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:)

    • Diane says

      And Lori, I so appreciate your words of encouragement and seeing the art!

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