Friday, November 23, 2012

fifty two on fridays | week forty seven

“The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green earth,
dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

WEEK 47 - Thankful

What better time of year than now to pay attention to all the things there are to be thankful for? In particular, all of the simple things that you have come to see as ordinary: children to feed, a home to clean, books to read, projects to finish . . . there are so many blessings in the everyday that are easily forgotten or seen as burdensome or insignificant. Instead, wake up & see all the good around you! Don't just see it, but live it!

It is easy to look to the future & wish for things that you don't have, or to dwell on the past & pine over things lost. But what about today? Isn't the present the most beautiful thing of all? I guess it doesn't always feel that way. I have a poster in my room that says "BE PRESENT." It is a daily reminder, a mantra I repeat to myself often to rekindle my love of now. To see the good in the now. To be thankful for all that I have right now. Remember to count your blessings. Remember to notice the details - not so you can nitpick & tear down, but so you can rejoice in even the smallest thing. There is much to be thankful for. Just remember to open yourself up to see it.

Continue on to Katiusca to see what she is thankful for.


  1. I love your images and words here. "But what about today? Isn't the present the most beautiful thing of all?" Yes, yes it is. Thank you for the reminder.

  2. thanks for the reminder to be present in the today. It is hard at times and especially when you go to the store and they are selling the next holiday goods before we celebrate the current one. Darling captures of your little ones too!

  3. Great quote and beautiful thoughts! You words ring true. Great pics too!


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