Reader Appreciation Award ~ Gratitude creates a vision for tomorrow….


A few days ago I was given “Reader Appreciation Award” …can you believe it?
“Painted By The Sun” Thank you.
I do hope you can spare a moment to wander through her beautiful photographs. They are lovely.

A few of the blogs I follow that I think you may appreciate!
Tracie Louise Photography Gorgeous.
The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife Beautiful photos; this girl has spunk!
Life As I See It… Beautiful.
Bloom: KT,she like me, is obsessed with flowers and gardening…
This Little Light Cara, such a beautiful heart.
SKEDazzles Inspirational photographs with beautiful words…and travel!

To anyone, everyone who has spent time reading my blog or viewing my photos; I thank you so very much!
Johannes A. Gaertner once said,“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”
Need I say more?


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.


Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.


Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.


“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” Scottish Poet Alexander Smith


“Iris” you were here…


all of thee Boy’s photos were taken in the rain…
By ourselves we can enjoy life, but to really appreciate life …you need to share with others.


…counting my blessings.


Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.


…a word, a smile, a grateful heart…


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life…and beauty of tomorrow.

Enjoy the smallest, most humble of happy moments..love, the joy of breathing, walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air; stay mindful and grateful for every day, for family, your friends, your hopes, your dreams….
Be well,
Jess

6 thoughts on “Reader Appreciation Award ~ Gratitude creates a vision for tomorrow….

  1. Adore you and your precious blog, Jess. You had have made this winsome journey of yours a beautiful place of laughter, kindness, compassion, and inspiration.

    Thank you for your kind words.
    Much gratitude and thanks,

    ~ Cara

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  2. Congrats Jess! And thanks so much for mentioning my little blog in your post! I’m excited to hear that you, too, are obsessed with flowers! Yay! Wonderful peony photo and I love the quote about love!

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