|November Reflections, Goodale State Park|
"Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it." ~ Henri Matisse
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit a local state park just before sunset. This is one of my favorite times of the day to photograph, when the sun backlights the horizon and the trees, and creates silky reflections of the surroundings on water.
To be able to walk freely and safely in such a beautiful natural setting is something to celebrate. There are many places on our planet that do not have this gift. I am grateful for this beautiful place, and for the ability to freely visit this park and enjoy the peace and quiet of Nature.
|Water Color Sunset, Goodale State Park|
"... gratitude is light against the darkness." ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
In our daily lives, the state of gratefulness brings remarkable gifts to us, as well as to others. Just by returning our thoughts to focus on this one subject, our whole lives are transformed. Gratefulness touches everyone and everything with Divine Love, and keeps prosperity flowing in our lives.
|Sunset Time, Goodale State Park|
"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." ~ Aesop
As we gather together for our annual day of Thanksgiving in the United States, let us remember all that we have to be grateful for in our lives. Take a moment to write them down, and then read them out loud to yourself.
|November Sunset, Goodale State Park|
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke
Gratitude encompasses forgiveness and love, in an everlasting circle. It is a healing energy that fills us all with grace and compassion.
|Almost Night, Goodale State Park|
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
May this Thanksgiving Day and all your days be filled with the wonder of gratitude. Blessings to you and to our world, forever.
|Sunset on the Water, Goodale State Park|