Thursday, May 20, 2010


Catherine of Dispatches from the Deise tagged me last week.
She asked me to list 5 things I am grateful for; so here it goes.

1. Family and Friends:  For those people that surround me and offer love and acceptance.
2. Peace:  For the times of solitude and meditation.  I only desire that this peace could be universally accepted around the world.
3. Joey: For giving love unconditionally and making me laugh daily.
4. Outdoors:  For the beauty of each season, from the flowers of springtime to the winter sunshine against new falling snow.
5. Abundance: All that is provided each day from food on my plate to a warm cozy bed to sleep in at night. Overflowing with gifts to share with others.

The picture is from the Chinese Gardens in Portland, Oregon.
I felt the sepia tone gave a more peaceful moment to share with each of you.
Picture yourself sitting there under the gazebo for a moment of quietness.
I am suppose to pass this on, but I am passing it to each of you that might like the share.


Rosemary said...

Beautiful list... beautiful peaceful photo... beautiful person, thank you for sharing Marilyn.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I agree with Rosemary, all so beautiful! Thank you!

I love #3 - what is better sharing life with someone who has those two qualities!

Thanks for this bit of happiness and peace!

beth said...

narrowing down gratefulness is so today i'll just say i'm grateful for new beginnings and my daughter's laugh....

Catherine said...

Hi Marilyn,
Lovely list - Thanks for doing it!The photo is very "Zen" and really peace-inducing. I like that you shared it universally - the choosing of five blog friends to tag is sometimes difficult. Your list really appeals to me. Thanks for sharing.

koralee said...

What a sweetheart you are! I can tell by your lovely list! Peace and Abundance are high on my list too. Hugs my friend. xoxo

Unknown said...

My pulse rate lowered just reading and taking in the photo.

Annie Jeffries said...

I remember this place. GOOD memories.

Angela McRae said...

What a magnificent photo ... and post!

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely photo and I think you are right about the sepia tone adding to the peacefulness.

Relyn Lawson said...

Here are my five things this morning:

1. Today is the first day of summer break.
2. Sloane is happy to do anything as long as she is with me. She's such a sunny little thing.
3. It's not too hot yet.
4. We're listening to the Del Vikings sing Come Go With Me and Sloane and I are doing the doo-wop sounds.
5. My new haircut is so much better!

SE'LAH... said...

awesome pic...but always so rewarding to read about gratefulness.