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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31 comments:

  1. That's a nice reminder to start every day... and nice photos as well.
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-little-bit-squirrelly.html

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  2. What a great way to start my day!

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

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

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

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    1. You can get the cup at Lindsay Letters! :)

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  11. I love everything about this post!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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

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  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.

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    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!

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  14. My day usually starts with the gym!

    Mollyxxx

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  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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