Thursday, 20 March 2014

Thankfulness

My night tonight was spent alone.

Willingly.

I could have gone out, and I would have gone out, but the attraction of spending time alone was too great to turn down.

You see I don't do it enough and I really should. We all should.

This week, I have read many other bloggers being thankful for what they have in their individual days. I guess it made them feel more appreciative of what they have rather than being upset for what they didn't have.

They were right.

Tonight I wrote down a short list of things I was thankful for today. Some were general things I will always be thankful for, some were more specific, inspired by the events that unfolded in the last 24 hours.

Writing that list I felt a wave of contentment wash over me and it felt beautiful. The candle burned bright and warmed my innermost soul and I felt good, a type of good that I don't often feel.

Thankfulness, it seems, is a cure. It is a flame that lights up the darkest of nights and the deepest of pains.

Tonight I am thankful....and tomorrow I will be too.
^^ let's pretend I know how to spell...
^^ yes. good thai food - its a blessing.
and also, I am so thankful for all of you!

What are you thankful for today?

33 comments:

  1. Well, I am grateful that gratitude is spreading! I know that blogging always makes me feel great after; noting down things that made your day can do wonders. Lovely to see you've taken a step ahead and basked in your own warm company.
    And would you guess what - today is supposedly International Happiness Day! What a coincidence. :)

    LUCID STARS

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    1. It is International Happiness Day and that makes me happy :) I didn't even realise until I saw all the blog posts about it. How lovely

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  2. Great post! :) I am thankful for my pets who make me laugh every single day! I love spending time at home, all alone. It gives me time to concentrate on things.

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  3. i'm thankful for you and your sweet heart coming across so well in this blog! I love reading it! also i am thankful for spring and even though its calling for snow here on tuesday, i will spend the weekend in a warm place haha!

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    1. You're always so encouraging Abbey, thank you

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  4. Beautiful writing, beautiful photos!

    I need time alone to get centered. It's catnip to me. :)

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  5. beautiful post and photos! so important to stop and be thankful!
    thanks for your comment on my blog ;)

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  6. Oh, how I love this!! These shots are truly something -- they perfectly capture the feel of a warm, candlelit evening! I love the idea of having a book of thankfulness. That way you can always go back to it, and see what amazing things you have to be thankful for. Great post :D

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    1. It's so good to come back and remind myself why I am thankful and what blessings I have in my life. Super important

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  7. oh i sure love this. alone time can be the best time. and you captured it beautifully.

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  8. Being thankful is the only way to live day by day, appreciate the thimg we have and live in the moment, A list is a great way to
    so ts reminds us that the thing that are truly Important to us & wonderful are so simple and in our reach at all time :) Lovely picturs!

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  9. oh i love this so much. and your photographs are stunning.
    candlelight is so lovely.

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  10. This was so lovely to look at and read. :) I have a journal similar to that. Then I have my diary, haha. It's good ot just sit and write that stuff out once in awhile.

    http://herestothegoldendays.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm thankful for reminders to be thankful :) You are amazing.

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  12. I'm thankful for encouraging blogging friends like you! Your comments and posts don't ever fail to put a smile on my face.

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  13. The lighting, wow!

    Is it me, or is everyone in the blogging world right now taking a turn in their life for the best? I am absolutely loving all of this positive attitude.

    Such a beautiful post, Sam. :)

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    1. I have been seeing a lot of that too! It's been wonderful hey :)

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  14. I'm thankful for this post! This was awesome, really got me thinking. I should definitely try this, and as usual the pictures were just breathtaking!

    x leah symonne x

    itsleli.com

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  15. Ah I love writing down what I'm thankful for... always puts me in the best mood :)

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  16. This is such a beautifully written post. Great photos :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  17. Sometimes those quiet moments make you really reflect and in a good way :) Hope you had a good weekend!

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    1. Ah, as for what I'm grateful for... I'm grateful for J. I'm also grateful that I can travel and see the world.

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    2. Thanks Kelven, I hope you had a good weekend too!

      Travel is something I am truly grateful for too. I haven't been travelling for a while but I know I will soon and I just cant wait!

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  18. This is such a great idea. This really helps you to be more humble and appreciative of all your blessings!

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  19. This is such an amazing idea :). I also love the photo's.

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  20. Sam, beautiful photography, I love looking at your work and thinking about what you did to achieve it. Always sets my mind into photography mode :P

    "Thankfulness, it seems, is a cure. It is a flame that lights up the darkest of nights and the deepest of pains." This is a beautiful phrase and idea. I don't know who I would be with out the appreciation I hold dear for the things in my life.

    xx

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    1. Meg - this may be the sweetest comment yet. Thank you.

      I am super thankful for you and your loving thoughts and messages you send my way. Who knew what wonderful friends I could form through my blog. You're amazing <3

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  21. I started writing in a journal at night...I call it my "wins" from the day... to notice progress - even the small little steps so that it's not only about getting to the "goal"... so many little steps to be taken in between. - Love that shot with a focus on your ring. You are very lucky.

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    1. Luck is so subjective. I think I've falled into some great things but I've crawled out of a dark place as well. Its been a wonderful journey and I cant wait to keep moving forward.

      I'm glad I'm not the only one to keep track of my blessings!

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  22. beautiful, uplifting images.
    i treasure these dearly. the candle lighting and imprint of writing on the page is superb.
    also, so is your thankfulness for our Lord is refreshing and relative to my own life.

    ~Abigail
    http://sweetergetsthejourneyblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. That last photo is just gorgeous. I value my alone time, too, and find that an evening by myself at home can be so much more stimulating than going out into a crowd.

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