Monday’s Gratitude

France, 2012

France, 2012

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people
sisters or brothers.  It makes them siblings, gives
them mutuality of parentage.  Sisterhood and
brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

~Maya Angelou~

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A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone.
It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose.
It doesn’t have to.  It is different.  And there’s
room in the garden for every flower.  You didn’t
have to struggle to make your face different than
anyone else’s on earth.  It just is.  You are unique
because you were created this way.  Look at
little children in kindergarten.  They’re all
different without trying to be.  As long as
they’re unselfconsciously being
themselves,
they can’t help but shine.  It’s only later,
when children are taught to compete,
to strive to be better than others, that
their natural light becomes distorted.

~Marianne Williamson~

DSC05855Shoot for the moon and if you miss
you will still be among the stars.

~Les Brown~

Three weeks ago, on January 7th, I wrote Monday’s Gratitude, a post on the benefits of expressing gratitude.  I listed three things in my life for which I am grateful and asked that you add, in the comment’s section, three things for which you are grateful.  My intention is to do this every Monday.   I’ve missed a few weeks, but now I’m back.  I’d love to hear from you.

Monday’s gratitude list:

1.  My sister and brother and the relationships we share.

2.  A vase of red tulips on a gray, wet winter’s day.

3. The amazing view I get to enjoy every day and night.

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3 Responses to Monday’s Gratitude

  1. Lovely pic of you all together!
    — gazing at the water, birds swooping and diving, a bonus!
    — when my haiku mind kicks in and I can’t write them fast enough
    — spending time with my best friend, being creative, laughing, dancing with abandon
    Margie

  2. eggsinmybasket says:

    grateful for a special gift that came in the mail today unexpectedly,
    my car being warmed up and started for me before I left for work
    the laugh I had with Sara tonight on my way home!

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