Monday, October 12, 2015

Start your day with gratitude...

(edited with Kim Klassen's 2303 texture, hard light, 10% opacity)

"When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
  • Refrain:
    Count your blessings, name them one by one,
    Count your blessings, see what God has done!
    Count your blessings, name them one by one,
    *Count your many blessings, see what God has done."
    Count Your Blessings by Johnson Oatman, Jr.

During our move I unearthed a gift certificate from my husband for Lindsay Letters that I had forgotten about.
I went online and ordered something lovely to hang on the wall,
and had some money leftover so I bought this cup.
If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that I've been keeping a gratitude journal since 2009.
Each week I publish a gratitude post of the blessings I've written in my journal the week before.
Nurturing an attitude of gratitude has been life changing for me,
so of course I couldn't resist this cup with its reminder to start the day with gratitude...
and a strong cup of coffee doesn't hurt either!
(edited with Kim Klassen's elevate texture, lighten, 20% opacity)

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  1. That's a nice reminder to start every day... and nice photos as well.
    Thank you for linking up at

  2. What a great way to start my day!

  3. Lovely images Elizabeth! Gratitude is better than Attitude!

  4. So true about gratitude. And I really like the mood you've created with that photo.

  5. I need that cup!! :-) Interestingly, my post today was also about gratitude. I think your gratitude journal is a fabulous idea. #LTTL

  6. That's a great cup - and a great quote. And there is so much to be grateful for and writing it down means you appreciate so much more #LTTL

  7. I like the font used on the cup as well as the shape of it. Cranberry Autumn coffee sounds delicious to me...or tea would be good too!

  8. Adore this cup! Thank you for your beautiful posts. Always refreshing.

  9. Totally feel at peace when looking at this photo and reading the lyrics you have chosen. Such a light, soft, and airy scene. Beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography.

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    1. Thank for coming by and taking time to comment, Kelleyn!

  11. I love everything about this post!

  12. Love the Hymn. - That's a great cup with wonderful advice.

  13. That's a great cup to begin your day with! You've been keeping your gratitude journal a long time. Good for you! I hope you're getting settled in your new home and enjoying the process of decorating it just the way you want.

    1. Sharon, the changes to our new to us home are taking place more slowly than I'd like, since I'd prefer to magically have them all finished immediately!

  14. My day usually starts with the gym!


  15. Yep, I stepped away from counting for a bit thinking I did not need it any more. LOL, was I wrong! So, I headed right back and man my outlook on life lifted right up. I think I might need that cup, so fun.


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