Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,
confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today, and
crates a vision for tomorrow.
-Melody Beattie


Kathy said...

What a wonderful way to share such an awesome statement.

Hanako66 said...

:) well said!


I am Grateful for You!..all of you.

Shadow said...

so right! have a merry christmas!!!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Dear Teri, it is good to be back and to read your wonderful words. Indeed we all have a lot to be grateful for:) Happy Holidays!

TheChicGeek said...

Beautiful thoughts and pictures, Teri! Merry Christmas to you! I hope is is the best ever!
One thing for sure, I am grateful to know you :) I look forward to continuing our friendship in 2010!

Merry Christmas, Teri!

Jenn said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this & your pictures of yummies :-) Merry Christmas!

Angie Muresan said...

I love what you have to say about gratitude. Even if the quote belongs to someone else, I will remember it as yours. Thanks for sharing! And Happy Holidays!!!

thatsorad said...

Wow, that is awesome!!!

I loved reading your family traditions. What an awesome moment to look forward to every year. I wish we celebrated more that one day!!! :)

Renee Finberg said...

if i could stay in 'gratitude'....
i would feel like i had not a problem in the world.

nice post.
happy new year XXX

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Absolutely! On that note, I've just come by to let you know how grateful I am for your wonderful words on my blog this year... and to wish you a rewarding and joyful 2010 full of lots to be grateful for. :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Just wanted to pop by and wish you the happiest of new year's! So glad we connected this year!

Stay stylish!
xo Mary Jo

Down and Out Chic said...

beautiful poem. gratitude is powerful and transforming and this is a great reminder that i need to get some thank you cards out.

Renee Finberg said...

i am liking this post teri!!