Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Oh how I pondered and dithered and pondered some more. How best to represent the many, many things I am thankful for. Other holidays are more easily settled... a Christmas tree, an Easter egg, a Valentine heart, etc. But a turkey on Thanksgiving... it just doesn't say enough. So you look at the two in the picture and ask "What is he thankful for?"

It's not hard to guess, since I am showing the grand-twins, that I am thankful for family. But also for all the wonderful things in our lives that we are able to enjoy. Like fresh air, and clear skies. Living in Dunedin, Florida. A nice warm place to sleep every night. People who love us. The freedom to walk around my neighborhood in the evening, enjoying the moonlight and fresh air. Healthy babies (above). Fuzzy little ducklings. Sizzling sunsets. Fall colored leaves. A quiet place to sit. Food on the table each day. People in the world who care about other people, like Ham supporting Cancer Care, and Free Rice, and Free Hugs. Not to mention people that care about animals.

In addition, I am thankful for gorgeous white birds in county parks where I can see them in person, instead of in a book or museum. For trails and bikes and feet for walking. I'm thankful for the Daily Photo blog that I found that inspired me to start this one. And for the Romanian who teaches us about Brasov. For the incredible photography of OML. For a Boston blogger. I give thanks for ALL the bloggers out there doing City Daily Photo blogs, and who welcomed me into this incredible community. Not to mention all the OTHER photo blogs like this one, and that one, and this other one, and that other one, and any others I forgot at the moment.

I am thankful for the health of loved ones. Forgiveness. Patience. Wisdom. Acceptance. Tolerance. Peace, when it can be had. And I am thankful for YOU, a visitor to my Dunedin Daily Photo blog, because YOU make it all worth while. Thanks for coming today. I wish you and your family the very best Thanksgiving, and a life full of things to be thankful for.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, Wayne, what a delightful post, so beautifully eloquent. Thank You!

    The very best Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

    (Do the grand-twins wear red caps too sometimes? :)

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  2. :) There is no better therapy than to begin making a list of all that we have to be thankful for. You are wll on your way to joy.

    Be proud of those two and their parents :)

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving, the photograph of the twins is darling.:)

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  4. Thoughtful post. Nice photography too.

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  5. grand-twins!!!! sweet, Wayne!!! blessed is the word i guess :)

    it's been a great pleasure to be here on your spaces ....a li'l late but i love to keep coming back.... Happy Thanksgiving ..have a great time with your family :)

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  6. very nice post , I think that earth would be a better place to live on if your thoughts were share by more people

    have a nice thanksgiving that I used to celebrate with amaerican neigbours when I lived in USA

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  7. You are blessed, indeed.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

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  8. A very nice post, Wayne!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Hi Wayne, the twins are so cute. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  10. well , you know your way around when it comes to words and photos .
    i don't know you , and we don't have thanksgiving day , but i am thankful for people like you !
    thank you so much for this wonderful post and all the best for you and your family !
    enjoy life !

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  11. Yours is a wonderful post today. Grand-kids are certainly something to be thankful for ... I'm pleased you found us and added Dunedin to the City Daily Photo family.

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  12. Awww! Those two are adorable. One's asleep! :-) Well written post too. Got me thinking about a lot of things I'm thankful for too.

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  13. Blessed photo and text--thanks. And thanks for visiting my blog!

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