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. Thanks for the awesome quote from T!

  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 …

    • 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. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. angela and chris says:

    a pure sentiment together with a sensitive photograph

  11. Beautiful post!

    Mine are here and here.

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

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