Thursday, November 26, 2015

Things to be thankful for...



These two shots were taken minutes apart a few days after Friday the 13th on a warm and sunny day in the Supreme Court Gardens on St. Georges Terrace. Whichever way you read your world news, newspaper or iPad, when the news is grim it's grim, but however appalling events around the world are right now there is always something to be thankful for. I'm thankful that my three year old great niece survived the accident that killed her mother four months ago and I'm thankful for the safe arrival of a new baby in the family this week. Happy Thanksgiving Day to all who celebrate, take care and stay safe...



30 comments:

  1. Certainly a good perspective to hold onto, Grace. Hard to pick a favourite between these two!

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  2. It seems that in these times, too many are living with greed instead of living with gratitude. We won't survive without the latter. And most of us have something(s) to be grateful for in our lives.

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  3. It's always best to ignore the papers and seek news online from proper journalists.
    The colour pic is good, I see the gray one often enough...

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  4. Both are great catches, Grace! Yes we must remember to be thankful for the good things & people around us.

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  5. Congratulations on the new baby in the family! Yes, I totally agree. Regardless of the bad things that happen, there is always something to be thankful for. Both of your photos today speak volumes without saying a word.

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  6. Thanks for an inspiring post. I like both photos!

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  7. A new baby in the family is always cause for celebration, so glad for you all after such a tragedy. I find a daily thanksgiving 'review' is absolutely essential to my state of mind and to keeping things in perspective in this fragile world we live in. One of my gladnesses is being able to share glimpses of life across the globe from blog friends like you, Grace. Thank you - and sending a hug.

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  8. Very nice photo Grace. Not sure if Australia has a national day of thanksgiving. Here in the USA it is tomorrow. I read an article today about thanking all the poultry workers. Got me thinking of all those with less, not just those in low-paying jobs most people do not want. Holiday or not we all need to be thankful for what we have.

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  9. Nice pictures Grace and very nice words..

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Grace

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving and forgive me for being so late, but with the birth of the new, FIRST, and only grand baby, things have been a tad frantic and exciting!! I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  12. So much to be thankful for Grace! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. I did not know that Australia and the US celebrate Thanksgiving on the same day. We are grateful for Carolyn's mother, who turns 97 this weekend and is doing wonderfully well. We will see her tomorrow.

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  14. I agree Grace. It is so important to stay positive and find reasons to be thankful even when times are tough.

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  15. Not another grandchild though? The two people reading in the photos could well be reading the same article in the same media, just in different formats.

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  16. We do not celebrate THANKSGIVING here in Norway, but by following CDP I understand it is a great event! I do have lots of things to be grateful for..... just now with the frost outside... I am grateful for a nice warm home and plenty of warm clothes. Enjoy summer !

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  17. Same to you Grace. You're quite right, even in the worst of times, we can find things to be grateful for. I'm always a glass half full kind of guy!

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  18. What a wonderful photo's you made that day. We don't have that celebration here but I wish you a nice day!

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  19. So many things to be grateful for, living in a safe place, having a place to live. In your case to see that life goes on. Being grateful for simple things, the smile of a child, the kind words of a neighbour, a coffee shared with a friend.

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  20. You are so right Grace, always something to be thankful for! Congratulations on the birth of the new baby in your family, and a speedy recovery of your great-niece too.

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  21. I admire your positive ways in this very hurtful situation, Grace.
    And certainly also from here many congrats to the new Baby in the family, life thankfully goes on.
    The first shot is really awesome, well caught!

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  22. Be thankful for each and every day.

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  23. A tragedy is difficult to endure. This, of course, has no reputable evidence but I have seemed to notice that when one life is taken away, another seems to surface. . .not as a replacement, but a curious part of life (for me at least) Perhaps I only rationalize but the new baby in your family seems to provide credence for my "scientific and spiritual" beliefs. Love that little one!!

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving, Grace. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we do have much to be thankful for.

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  25. It's wonderful you can see what's out there to be thankful for even when you are still grieving, Grace. Sounds like you may be beginning to heal.

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  26. The art of reading is the art of finding peace. Even seeing someone reading can bring a sense of peace.

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