Friday, November 23, 2012

Giving thanks

So much to be thankful for today ~

I always wake up grateful and give thanks for the new day

My loving family which mean the world to me

My friends, both new and old,  who inspire, encourage me and bring so much joy into my life.
Who would have thought before we started blogging, that we would have made such wonderful friends from all around the world.

It's Spring and I love to open the window and let the fresh air in and listen to the birds in the trees, and this brings a smile to my face.

Flowers I get excited when I see them growing well in the garden

The tomato plants are looking good and can't wait until we can make salads and sandwiches with them. After last years crop which was abysmal. Fresh asparagus are in the shops and so good for the evening meal.

Each day comes bearings it's own gifts ~ untie the ribbons.

Wishing a happy Thanksgiving, to my Amercian friends and a wonderful weekend to all
Also want to say thank you for going to visit my daughter to say hello.



  1. Happy Thanksgiving, darling!


  2. lovely lovely post---happy thanksgiving :)

  3. Hi Carolyn, aren't we blessed in so many ways. I like you, every morning I am amazed at how many overseas friends I have made in our bloggsie land.

  4. So many things to be thankful for Carolyn ... opening the windows and breathing in that wonderful spring air is always a delight.
    Wishing you a beautiful week-end

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Carolyn!Your daughter has a great blog!I am already her fan!Hugs!

  6. CAROLYN! Stay and have some turkey with us dearest! It is almost ready and my potatoes are roasting. I am starving! Thank you so much for coming to wish us well; we are GRATEFUL for all the lovely people in our lives...YOU INCLUDED! Peace and blessings to you, Anita

  7. Dear One, Breathe in the fresh air and soak in the spring. I wish I were there!!!
    Soon you'll have tomatoes to enjoy.

    God bless and may you have a delightful spring.
    d on the prairie

  8. Beautiful post Carolyn. We had a wonderful day Enjoy your weekend!


  9. Best regards from Paris Carolyn...


  10. Well said! Thank you for the Thanksgiving well wishes!

  11. "Each day comes bearing it's own gifts ~ untie the ribbons."

    Beautiful post, Carolyn. Love the essence of the entire idea of Thanksgiving that you so wonderfully bought out through your warm words. Thank you and wish you a wonderful weekend ahead :)

  12. Dear Carolyn,
    thank YOU for this wonderful post!
    Thank YOU for beeing such a wonderful friend in all the years!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
    Have a wonderful time with your daughter,
    take care!
    Sending Love and hugs,
    P.S Keep my fingers crossed for your Tomatoes ;O)

  13. Hi carolyn!
    Hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

  14. I am always very thankful for you dear friend. Much love and many blessings. Love Jeanne

  15. We are blessed with so many wonderful people and things around us. Enjoy the spring, oh how I long for the spring. But winter is just around the corner. It is also a beautiful season.
    Greetz, Renny

  16. That's a good quote, Carolyn! Have a lovely, blessed day!

  17. Always so good to be thankful darling...enjoy the from

  18. Dear, dear, dear friend ... the first part of Sweet Noel, has been completed, a beautiful goal ... now waiting for me on the 8th of December, then leave with other projects for my land ... THANK YOU heart still for your strong membership, you are a dear friend ... I love you ... I hope one day to know you, we now hope ... who knows, life is strange ... I am not be able to move in with you real ??? Kisses heart and you ... always in my! Kissssssssssss. NI

  19. Happy Thanksgiving dear Carolyn.
    Do have a wonderful weekend! x

  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Lovely post. I will def visit your daughter blog. have a great weekend

  21. I like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)

  22. Dear Carolyn,
    I have so much to be thankful for, counting my blessings each day.. One of them is you.
    Thank you so much for your visit and sweet words.. I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed with joy.
    Mine was wonderful.

  23. Dearest Carolyn,
    Thanks for the wishes for Thanksgiving. We had a lovely dinner with our best friends at their home. That was a blessing for me as my back was not letting me do anything... Stayed warm in bed today and rested, it feels better already.
    Hugs to you,

  24. Happy thanksgiving to you Carolyn.
    Big hugs to you my friend

  25. Good morning Carolyn! Thank you for visiting yesterday! My first art show was actually a great experience to see the reality of our economy. I am not sure how things would have gone if things were better because out of all the artists, only one gentleman, at least what I noticed, was making many sales. The style of the art at the Center was all the same, and here I was with a more whimsical style that I believe this particular crowd was not expecting. LIVE AND LEARN!!!

    Many wishes of joy for YOU today!! Anita

  26. Hello Carolyn!

    So sweet post!
    Here in Italy we not celebrate Thanksgiving but guess sometimes we shoeuld stop ant think on how belssed we are!
    Beutiful flowers!

  27. Carolyn,
    I love your 'thankful' list. I smiled when you mentioned your tomatoes because my dad used to have a garden across the street from our house, and he would bring home the nicest looking tomatoes. There's nothing like home grown tomatoes, ya know? Your flowers are so lovely in your garden.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  28. You are SO right Carolyn!! Each day DOES carry and bear new gifts!!!

    YOU are one of those gifts. Thank you for your steadfast friendship!!


  29. Beautiful thoughts dear Carolyn, indeed, every day is a miracle and to just be able to greet it is something to be thankful for.;) Enjoy your spring, we are getting ready for winter.
    Have a lovely Sunday - I guess it is already night in your part of the world.;)

  30. ♡¸.•°
    Olá, amiga!
    Ação de graças e muita paz para você e para todos aí. Paz e graça para o planeta Terra também.

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil

    ✿ °•.¸♡¸.•°✿

  31. Hi Carlkyn! Happy Thanksgiving to you! We don't celebrate this here in germany, but i still feel very grateful for my family and friends too. Must visit your daughters blog and have a look! Have a lovely sunday!

  32. Have a good start into the new week dear Carolyn xx

  33. Hope you've had a lovely Thanksgiving, what a lovely post. It always seems weird to think that of course it's Spring on the other side of the world just as it's getting cold and dark here.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Have a great Sunday (or is it Monday yet where you are?) xo

  34. Dear Carolyn, I'm touched that you are sharing your wonderful Thanksgiving list – I love sharing the sentiments around the world that go beyond the US holiday. I am thankful every day for my blogging friends like you in faraway lands. Wishing you a beautiful week and sending a big hug to you. G

  35. Have a lovely last week of November dear Carolyn x


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