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“I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds.” ― Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon

I have so much to be grateful for.  Today I want to take the opportunity to acknowledge YOU, my friend and fellow blogger.  You enrich my life daily with your words, post and comments.

Some of you, and you know who you are, have become very dear friends.  I look forward to your visit always and dream of the day we meet in person.  You make me laugh and you make me cry.  You make me better.

Thank you for your insight, wisdom, care, support, generosity and friendship.   Thank you for making me realize I am not alone and will never be alone.

I started this blog our of pain.  I continue this blog our of the joy you bring me.

You are in my heart and in my prayers. You are my hope, faith and joy. May the blessings you shower me with return to you tenfold.

“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” ― Thomas Merton


“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson