Oct 11, 2014

October Photo Challenge - Day 11 - Something Close-Up


Today we celebrated Thanksgiving!  It was a wonderful, family, food, fun filled day!  And even with all the business and celebrating, I did not forget this challenge!!  In fact, I'll sum up our day of thanksgiving in these various images - close-up images that capture some of the things I am thankful for...


I am thankful for flowers!!  In particular, this time of year, these lovely chrysanthemums!!



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I am thankful for the wonderful and stunning colours that God adorns our world in!  From dazzling sunsets to tiny flowers, the beauty of colour is all around!




I am thankful for creativity.



 
 
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For the ability, in a small way, to mimic creating - the way our Lord can.  To use the gifts He has given me to adorn my house and home with simple beauty....to remind myself and all those who enter, that there is One who is greater and who all things are made by and through!
 
 
 
 
I am thankful for deliciousness.



 
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Hot apple cider, roasted turkey, savoury stuffing, sweet treats...all a wonderful bounty for the senses!  From taste to smell, and all the others, our senses are a gift! 
 




I am thankful for dear friendship.
 


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For a besty, who arrived by surprised, with this gift in hand, knowing I was sick and knowing how much I LOVE that door matt....even though she hates it!!  For it's pop of colour on my doorstep and the simple fact she thought of me!




I'm thankful for God's amazing attention to detail!


 
 
 
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From the intricate skill He gave the spider to spin it's web, to the way He tells me He loves me each day!  Our Lord is the master of details....if we just take the time to look!
 
 
 
 
 
And I am thankful for family!
 

 
 
For a house full, FULL, of people.  For love, comradery, smiling faces, warm hugs and pleasant conversation.  For the fun of trying to wrangle eight cousins together for a picture and the overwhelming hilarity that happens when trying to do so!




And so, on the wrap up of this Thanksgiving day, I am just plain thankful!  I feel blessed and I feel content.  Life is not always easy.  Days can feel stormy, nights can be long and endless but our God is great, He is powerful and above all He is good!


There is much to be thankful for....if we just take a close-up look at all that is around us!















Tomorrow - Day 12 - ON THE TABLE
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4 comments:

  1. This post is beautiful and made me smile :) It's true, there is so much to be thankful for when we pay attention.

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    1. I'm glad it made you smile!! :D The whole day made me smile!! What a great time and yes, so much we can thank Him for, we just have to remember to look!!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! What an inspiring post. I'm sure Canada is no different from the U.S. in that people see Thanksgiving Day as a time to pig out and celebrate. How different for those of us who know the Savior and know the true meaning of Thanksgiving. This post just glorifies God throughout. I am so glad that I have met you. I'm thankful for you! Hope you feel better.

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    1. Oh Kathy - this comment warmed my heart! Thank you!!! I'm happy to have 'met' you as well!! :D

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