"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

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Giraffe Journal

and/or website ... Labyrinth Journal
both self-hosted at WordPress
where I publish as myself
rather than under a

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Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

BYBS#25 and Sacred Life Sunday


Because I've not taken any new Sunrise-Sunset photos
I won't be participating in that meme today,
but I offer this ... just because.
Photo source: Flickzzz.com
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they're gone." George Eliot

Blog Your
on Sundays ...

Really Good Things
This week I have much for which to be grateful.

1. The Presidential election has ended & there's optimism and change in the air even as our nation faces significant challenges ahead on many fronts. I pray often for the safety of Barack Obama & his family ... for a return to wise, purposeful & ethical actions on the part of all citizens as well as our political & corporate leaders ... and for sustainable peace within and between ourselves & others of all races, cultures, creeds, and/or individual differences.
Have you seen this fascinating Obama Mosaic?

2. I enjoyed creating three unique Blog Blasts for Peace and publishing one on each of my three blogs last Thursday. It's been wonderful visiting 'Peace Posts' on the blogs of so many others and I plan to visit more in the days & weeks ahead. Reading comments visitors have left about my own is heart-warming as well. If you missed them, you can click links below.

Sacred Ruminations- The Strength of Gentleness
Small Reflections-A Revolution of Music,
Blog Rolls & Bling - What if?
(a Colorful Alternative to Bombs)
and last June:

Thirteen Thoughts on the Topic of Peace
Peace in Every Step

3. My writing buddy and my sister both called this morning (as I was creating this post actually, accounting for its late publication) ... and I enjoyed lengthy catch-up conversations with each.

4. Yesterday I met a couple of good friends for a pleasant visit over lunch at Duke's in Huntington Beach and we walked through the Craft Fair afterward. One is leaving town on Monday with her husband in their RV and plans to meet up with friends from North Carolina in Austin, Texas where my sister & her husband will join them as well.

I shared several awards recently with all my 'bloggy friends in
All Over the World' & 'Bloggy Love Galore' ... and also in yesterday's Photo Hunt at Small Reflections. If you missed them, feel free to click on the links when time permits to gather them up to enjoy yourself and to pass along to others.

For others who 'Blog Their Blessings'
go to My Blog Rolls and/or click on the
Blog Your Blessings logo

above Really Good Things.
For those who participate in Sacred Life Sunday
click the logo below:
Blessed Be ... and so it is!
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

Thought for Today
"Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!" Henry Ward Beecher


SandyCarlson said...

I love your blessings, Storyteller! And the mosaic is just wonderful.

Joyce said...

Hello, Storyteller,
It sounds as if you are indeed enjoying a special day today.
Is that an unretouched photo of the dolphins leaping from the water? It's quite special. :)

Unknown said...

Love the dolphins! It's always great catching up with friends and I'm glad you had a couple of great conversations! :)

Sai Hijara - Ferraris said...

Lovely blessing there! And love your photo...


PERBS said...

Love your blog wreath for BYB Sunday!

Looks like there have been several blessings in your life! I came by real early because I had a full day at church yesterday for a fund raiser for helping someone with hospital expenses. I came back because you usually write something. . .

Come and read about mine with several photos!

Michelle said...

I love this sunset picture. Dolphins are my favorite animal. It's good to be thankful for the things in our life's. Thanks for reminding me of this. Take care my friend.