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Inspiration: Share Some Gratitude...

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley 

Inspiration: Share Some Gratitude ...  Circle of Hands by © Patrizia Maimouna Guerresi.


Small Stones #27
What am I grateful for?
I started leaving bread out for the birds
It has been so cold...
I saw them yesterday gather for the food.
Some squirrels too.
I'm grateful for all life
One hand feeds another...



What are small stones?
  According to the originators of this wonderful exercise, a small stone is a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; - your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.



More Below!



"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." John Milton

Inspiration: Share Some Gratitude...

Small Stones #27
It's so easy to go through life ... expectant
Then when good things happen, claim the glory
It's not always easy to acknowledge the role others play
Especially those who help us succeed
I'm grateful for all my fellow bloggers here and on WP
I'm grateful for my family, my friends, my Creator
Offering feedback and good will
Thank you! 



Some Food for Thought: What are you grateful for? Take a moment to contemplate what Gratitude means to you? Love and Peace in 2013. I would love to hear from you:
Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Circle of Hands by © Patrizia Maimouna Guerresi via Artnet.com, Wikipedia, or my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


61 comments:

  1. will the circle be unbroken - gospel song in my brain background ...

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  2. I'm grateful for all the helping hands in the world... People helping people. :-)

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  3. Hopefully the circle will remain unbroken Frizztext! TY for your comment and I haven't forgotten you at all... Grateful! :-)
    Eliz

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  4. Oh, I just LOVE this quote! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Being grateful even with the smallest details in life could lead us to bigger blessings. :-)

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  6. Almost everything in our life connects with somebody and being grateful to all things and even the smaller ones can make the world a better place to live with.

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  7. I have so many things to thank God for. The number 1 is His love for me that He gave His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to save a sinner like me.

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  8. I'm grateful for everything. :)

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  9. Love that quote. For me, I define that happiness comes from simple things. Small chat from a long lost friend, playing Bingo with family, stroll in the park, mini things like that. Happiness is like a circle noh? Just like the image you posted here.

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  10. TY Meikah! I love the quotes too and... stay hopeful.
    Eliz

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  11. Michelle TY! I'm with you on that note too. :-)
    Eliz

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  12. TY Daddy Y! I like that perspective on life. ;-)
    Eliz

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  13. TY Mylene! Beautiful words and yes, I am grateful for the lord too. :-)

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  14. Ty January! Amen to that... :-)

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  15. Jhari TY! I agree, we can start being grateful for the small and the rest will follow. :-)
    Eliz

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  16. Grateful for your visit ND Mitchell! TY! :-)

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  17. sometimes there are things around us that we often neglect and it was already late when we realized that these are the things that make us happy.

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  18. sometimes there are things around us that we often neglect and it was already late when we realized that these are the things that make us happy.

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  19. Spot on Allan and I agree with your observations. Hopefully, its never too late to notice. TY!
    Eliz

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  20. i am greatful for everything... specially now that my life feels so fluffy!!! :-)

    thanks for the follow btw, am following you back. :-)

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  21. Promding TY! for your feedback! I'm grateful for all too... Glad for the follow back. ;-)
    Eliz

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  22. I'm also in the habit of leaving bread out for the birds. I used to get irritated by the squirrels, but now I leave some larger pieces for them, and everyone is happy! Thank you for sharing this with us. It's lovely. :-)

    Dana

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  23. Whatever difficulties we have in life, we still have much to be thankful for. I'm grateful for my trials, it made me appreciate my life now.

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  24. TY Dana! I've had to do same for the squirrels as it didn't occur to me that they wold like some too. :-)

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  25. TY Jellybean! Love your response and makes me appreciative. :-)

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  26. This is beautiful. I am grateful for every single thing I have. My kids, my health, my husband, my home, my job....the list goes on and on.

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  27. Really clever and beautiful with the hands. Have a blessed weekend!

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  28. Very elegantly written. I am grateful for family and friends who support me in anyway possible.. I do the same for them daily.

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  29. Thanks for making me stop and think about all the things I'm grateful for. My health is upper most in importance since then I can enjoy all my other loves.

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  30. I am grateful for my health and my family's health. God willing, I hope we will always be blessed with good health.

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  31. That's an interesting form of poety! I like that : ) I'm grateful that I was born into a Christian family in a country that allows me to be a Christian. I have everything I've ever needed because of those two facts, regardless of all the 'things' I don't have but would like to.

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  32. beautiful! I am grateful for my family, they are my world.

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  33. What a wonderful inspirational post! I love the pic, it impacts you at once. And the small stones idea is great! Gratitud is so important, thank you for making us ponder about it.

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  34. Beautiful and Amen. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I am grateful for my family and all they have done for me. My mom is constantly working to try to help me out with school even though she has her own house to support being the only income. My mom has shown me so much and I aspire to be like her when I have my own children.

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  36. I am grateful for my husband, my children and God's love! I am in awe in his glory!

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  37. I am grateful for my family, and for the women that God has put in my life to help me stay on the narrow path.

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  38. I'm incredibly grateful for my children. They mean everything to me and I feel blessed to have them.

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  39. I'm grateful to be breathing & being alive. As well as for my God, Family & Friends.

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  40. I am grateful for so much in my life. After waiting and praying for six years God granted us a second child. He has been like my miracle baby. I am grateful for our health, the roof over our head, faith that keeps us strong and happy.

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  41. It's all about gratitude & passing it around .... I am grateful for every morning being a fresh start & new beginning :)

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  42. Beautifully put. I also like watching the birds and animals gather their food .

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  43. Gratitude is so important. And..it's often hard to find...such a great post to remind and inspire others.

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  44. I have a lot to thank God for. But mostly that I have my family and we are taken care of

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  45. This is beautiful and inspiring! thanks so much for sharing!

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  46. This is a great post! So inspiring to remember to be a little more thankful!

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  47. I'm grateful for my life and everything and everyone in it!

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  48. I love this post and the opening photo.

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  49. I love the idea of "small stones" and the concept of really engaging in those precious little moments. I'm eternally grateful for my daughters and my husband...for my happy life.

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  50. This is a great exercise. I am one that sometimes overlooks the small things. I have to remind myself to stop and smell the roses..as the saying goes

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  51. What am I grateful for? Oh my...all of the good AND the bad. It means I'm still among the living

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  52. I like to think of the quote, "Don't be afraid to fail, failure is nothing but a stepping stone to success." It really pushes me to do all that I want to!

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  53. I am thankful for God, my family, my friends, and all the opportunities that blogging has given me.

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  54. I'm thankful for God's blessings!

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  55. I'm grateful for what we have; for the time I have here and for all the new things I learn and discover every day.

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  56. small things like being grateful to be able to share food with the squirrels and birds.. those moments are priceless <3

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  57. Thank you for the inspiring words and motivational quotes! Have a wonderful day! :)

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  58. We all tend to forget what we have to be grateful for and so always need a little reminder. Thanks for sharing. It pays to help other because it does come back just by helping.

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  59. What sweet inspiration! Really beautiful and a great reminder to be grateful, even for the little things.

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