Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's a Gift To Be Simple and a Gift To Be Free


"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."



― W.T. Purkiser




(bread basket at The Artichoke Restaurant in Albuquerque)


I am so glad to have stumbled upon this powerful quote. It's true, isn't it? So simple, yet so true. My mother always said that, "actions speak louder than words" and I think that this is a commission that requires daily renewal.

One that I gladly accept and can only hope to do well.





"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

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12 comments:

robin. said...

some how...i think you are well on your way. love the basket shot shadow. may you have a weekend being wrapped up in your blessings.

Sylvia K said...

I love the quote and I surely want to spend my day wrapped in my many blessings! The basket shadow shot is a terrific one for the day, too! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Paula!! Enjoy!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And now the bread is only the shadow of a memory...

Norma Ruttan said...

I love your shadow! But I hate proving I'm not a robot. The photo one is always hard for me to see since it's blurred. last time commenting, sorry

Gillena Cox said...

really clearly set shadows

much love...

Ralph said...

Our actions do not speak loudly if we use them for boasting and self aggrandizing - no, our actions are to be quiet and only meant to fo right. For no reward other than what is right is also satisfying in and of itself...the bread looks so good sitting there as a delicious apéritif while we converse and wait for our meal...

Gemma Wiseman said...

The basket casts a dramatic, defined shadow pattern! The bread looks so tempting too!

Catherine said...

happy Thanksgiving and what a great pattern that bread basket creates..

BLOGitse said...

Oh yes, wise words.
Nowadays people seem to be this or that happy/thankful etc. but no action.
Sometimes even 'thank you' is too much action!
Happy Sunday!

Jeanne said...

The quote is more food for thought than the basket of bread is food for the body. A good quote to commit to memory.

A Cuban In London said...

That first quote is very powerful indeed. I loved it. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love that first quote!

Late visit from Shadow Shots Sunday. Here's my link to Indoor Plants Shadow
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