Friday, January 5, 2018

"Gratitude....





unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." -Melody Beattie

Yes, a house into a home.  In something I read recently, it was recommended that we should walk through our homes and really take notice to what we have.  I decided I really do love and appreciate my home.  It is not large or elaborate, but I am surrounded by reminders of those who have visited me here, by those who have shared their love and abundance with me, and items I have purchased in my travels that have treasured memories connected to them.  This all makes our house a home, but most importantly it is those who have shared this space with us and the memories which have been compiled here.


I took proper notice of this log cabin quilt which I made several years ago, and fell in love with it all over again!


Here are treasures with memories.....I found the dove with the Amazing Grace background music at a Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio.  An adventure I shared with friends.  The miniature framed log cabin quilt was purchased at a museum store in Pennsylvania......also shared with friends.  I saw these things with new eyes and sweet memories.


The embroidered piece on the wall, was something I stitched while in high school.....as my Dad would say, "a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then."  So I'm realizing a new what I have in my house which makes it our home.  And I am consumed by gratitude!

"Abundance is not something we acquire.  It's something we tune into."  -Wayne Dyer




4 comments:

  1. I have this posted on my blog.It is so true. "Collect the things you love,and your house becomes your story."
    I have a great story. Happy New Year. Judy Jaques

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  2. Thank you for a meaningful and inspiring post! I also enjoyed the photos -- as usual, I read the post first in my email.

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  3. How lovely and how true :-)
    xx

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