Wednesday, December 7, 2011

life refocused

Stone Girls 2011 WEB-2-10 
I'd like to believe that I have a lot to be thankful for. Unfortunately, there are too many days that go by in which I forget how blessed I really am. It's days like these that I tend to focus too heavily on myself...the things I wish I had...and worry about things that are completely insignificant.

Truth be told, I do have a lot to be thankful for. Each morning, I am able to get out of bed. I can hear the sound of my alarm. I can see the sun rising out the window. I'm able to wash my face with clean running water. I have clean clothes to wear to work. I have food to eat. I have a roof over my head. I have a car. I can easily walk up the stairs without pain. When I want a cup of coffee to get my day started, I can have one. I have a job. I can read. I can write. I can laugh. I have friends. I have family that loves me. I am healthy. I am blessed.

Much like Pereira's photo below, I find that if we stop focusing on what we don't have, we'll better see all that we do have. Isn't that what gratitude is all about?

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos
“When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy”
"When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy" by Pereira


Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Oh Ashley, a beautiful pairing. I love your words and you are so right!

Kirstin said...

Ashley, this is so very wonderful. In every way! x

Dorian Susan said...

Thanks for this Ashley. Your image and the chosen one match the mood. I think too this is wonderful sentiment to say on historic Dec 7th when years ago, Americans had their world turned upside down in a matter of an hour.

Amber said...

Amen and Amen.

shirley said...

Oh, so true - all of it. We have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for the thought provoking words and images.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Beautiful ~ how right you are :)

urban muser said...

beautiful words ashley. thank you.

Anna said...

Ashley, I think that you came up with the most significant point in the whole gratitude issue. Perfectly stated!!!

Anna said...

Opppssss.... Meant to say, I love the dreamy, impressionistic quality of these captures :)

Christina said...

i adore that quote!

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