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Even more to be grateful for…

Originally posted on A Supple Endeavor:

Living abroad this year, I’ve compiled a list of things I didn’t know I could be… or rather, I didn’t know how grateful I could be for those things. The normal thankfulness list got a little more detailed this year. Sure, there are frustrating things about America. Yes, there are ridiculous things about Nicaragua, but focusing on what is wrong is too easy. Here is a list of things that I have learned are awesome from living both places.

I am thankful for/that:

  • People who love me- they don’t use me, they encourage me, they don’t call me names, they don’t need anything from me except relationship… I can trust them and be open with them. The opinions of those who I don’t have this with, don’t really matter.  There is a  group of people who have supported me financially and/or through prayer, who are genuinely interested in how I am…

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My heart is filled with thankfulness

Originally posted on wings are made for flying:

This year is my first thanksgiving celebration! And it does make me reflect on things to be thankful for.

I am thankful to be able to go to places, to be able to study what I want to study, to be blessed with parents who love me and support my every decision, to be blessed with material comfort, to be able to see the beautiful sights and hear the wonderful sounds of nature.

I am thankful to be alive (literally) today, that God saved me by His amazing grace, to call me to be His child and have the gift of a new life. :D

What are you thankful for today?

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Giving Thanks

Originally posted on To Write for You:

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“When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy…

…to love. “

Marcus Aurelius


“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

Isaiah 54:10

What beauty permeates the Words of God. Today I am thankful. I am thankful for small things, little windows of simple beauty: the mirror-like reflection of a dewdrop, the nostalgic flicker of a candle, the musty scent of an attic book. I’m thankful for immeasurable beauty: The love of the God-Man born in Bethlehem: our Savior, Jesus Christ; the rich bond of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, supporting each other in the waves of life; and the future Heavenly Kingdom that will color our days with…

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Paulette L Motzko is Thankful For Her 1,590 Followers on TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

Here it is Thanksgiving Week 2014 and I just wanted to thank all of my incredible readers who tune in each day to Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.
Also the many new readers from all over the world in the UK, Argentina, France, and I will add more of a complete list shortly.

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Have a blessed Thanksgiving and sit down and really think about 5 things you’re really grateful for.

It has been so wonderful to read the submissions from the post called The Thankful Chain.

I am thankful I am alive and thankful God gave me many creative gifts I can share every day with the world. Every time I share some of what I have learned or wisdom I have gained, one life is brighter some where. That was what I hoped this site would be when I created it over 50,000 views ago.

Many blessings to all who read this…whether you’re one of my followers or a viewer.

Hit the follow button to be enriched and inspired every day.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Thankful Chain

Name just one simple thing you are thankful for.
This does not have to be a concrete noun but can be something more abstract like the smile on the checker’s face each day at the 7 Eleven where you buy your coffee each day!

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Have fun with this.

It should be interesting to see what people write.

Be thoughtful and let this be a moment of self discovery too.

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Paulette Le Pore Motzko

November 25th, 2014

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Thanks Are The Highest Form Of Thought

Originally posted on Sniff Seattle:

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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
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Untangling the Threads

Originally posted on Barnstorming:

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Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs–

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.
~Rainer Maria Rilke  “Sunset”

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