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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Canadian Thanksgiving

This weekend we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving which 
lands on the second Monday in October! No
 matter how many things have gone wrong in my life I
 have always had so much to be thankful for!!
Gratitude is such a key element to happiness Not just 
paying it lip service by saying thank you...but really 
feeling it deep in your soul.  Not everyone understands 
that concept. I can't say I always fully understood it 
 However I have practiced it somewhat the majority
 of my life!
I always wondered how a girl  caught daydreaming in 
school, married before age of consent, yet worked hard
 could be so fortunate to have such amazing things!
 I always felt blessed even when I was at my lowest points. 
If I found myself drifting into a moment of " poor me" 
I'd turn on the television and watch a program of real 
distress in a third world country and snap right out of it!
 There was a time where I stood  at the door of my
 dream kitchen, soaking in the moment. Closing my eyes
 to say thank you in my head for my good fortune!  
 I drank in the gratitude and felt pure joy. That kitchen
 is long gone, but I am still grateful for the many years
of love and joy spent there with family and friends!
 My next kitchen was loved not for it's beauty and size but 
more for it's  affordability, function and  ability to create 
the same delicious meals as always!
 I have passed the torch to Cupcake, even though 
the kitchen is somewhat  tired and old now it is still 
 so loved for all the wonderful meals my dear daughter 
  produces in there!  The kids recently gave it a new coat
 of paint, and Cupcake painted a few chipped cupboard 
doors by the sink until we can replace them! 
Appreciating and honouring what we already have 
always attracts good things to us!
 Sometimes though, because I was frugal and budget minded
 I would not always feel grateful for money wasted on me! 
Frivolous gifts would frustrate me, knowing I  was in such
 need of things much more practical. Over time I changed  
 my perception of how I received presents. Honoring the
 moment and enjoying the heart behind the gift!
 My needs are beautifully met! I may have struggles,
with aches and pains but I love and feel so grateful
for what I have. As we approach this Thanksgiving 
I am so grateful for all the love and kindness 
in my world. For my cozy home, children who 
care so lovingly for me, creative spaces,
laughter and scrabble of course! After all I am
the Happy Tiler!!  
 What are you most grateful for this week?
Big or small it all matters!!
Geraniums still blooming Oct 6th 2016th
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Friends!


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art, happy thanksgiving, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Thanksgiving

much love...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing art Giggles! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
I am grateful for my life!

sirkkis said...

Lovely text and Art, Giggles. I am grateful for the good thigs I've got.
Happy Thanksgiving to you ❤❤

Granny Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving. On ours we celebrate the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock. What do Canadians celebrate? This weekend we are supposed to be celebrating Columbus discovering America but there is a lot of controversy over that since he massacred many Indians upon his arrival Thanks for another great, creative and colorful page.

Linda Kunsman said...

Right now I am grateful t o get just a few min. of my internet working until my router gets replaced! Hopefully this comment goes thru. LOVE!! your Halloween banner and all your wonderful vibrant art. Happy Thanksgiving! Wonderful post on gratitude.

EVA said...

Happy Thanksgiving Giggles. We do indeed have so much to be thankful for. Well said.

Great pieces! I especially like the cheery little bird!

BrownPaperBunny said...

Ooh happy Thanksgiving!! I love how colorful and textured your pieces are! Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Terrific post, Sherrie. It is a joy to be around grateful people. I, like you, used to feel that maybe a more practical gift would have been better. But also like you, I began to just enjoy the moment and the love behind the gift. I try to remember to say thank you for having the privilege of one more day. My birthday just passed and I got taken out for lunch 3 days in a row by loving friends. Oh, how grateful I was even when 2 of the friends also lavished me with tangible gifts! Many women in my ancestry died at the age of 81. On my birthday, I awoke and said: Thank you, Lord. I made it to 82!

minnemie said...

Especially love the first two pieces with the fall colors. So much to be thankful for. We got evacuated from the beach is week after exactly 24 hours of vacation. Thankful that we were warned in advance and had somewhere to go. Thankful to be inland and home now.

Anonymous said...

Lovely fun art and I agree with you about gratitude. I am grateful that I get to live life!

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful and colorful, and you got your kitchen redecorated :)

Christine said...

Happy Thanksgiving Giggles! We do have much to be thankful for here in Canada and least of all this beautiful early fall weather. I am in shorts today...still, and basking in the sunshine.

peggy gatto said...

Love, love your happy art!!!
Geraniums are my favorites, have them al over, red and white!

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Laney said...

Great post about gratitude - and great uplifting art, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Andrea Priebe said...

What a joy it is to follow your years of personal growth to become a person who understands and appreciates what is important. Material gifts are symbolic of the kind hearts that extend them, so yes, I always appreciate what someone offers me from their heart. Friends, family, pets, the nature I am surrounded with, my lovely neighbors and finally at this old age, I have stared to appreciate myself, which, in turn, allows me to give of myself to others in ways I didn't know I was capable of. I feel others pain as if it were my own and that allows me to understand and reach out in productive ways ... I am thankful that I have lived long enough to understand my experiences for what they are and to be at Peace with who I am. This was a lovely post Giggles ... Happy Thanksgiving :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Beautiful art and a lovely post. I find something everyday to be thankful for even in the tough times and there have been and are many. Right now I am thankful my kids, grandkids and great grandkids are safe from Mathew. So many other things to be grateful for but that is the big one. Have a happy Thanks Giving.

denthe said...

I can see you're getting in Halloween modus already ... ;-) Love your new header! You're right: we have lots to be grateful for, even though we don't always see it. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

Studio Kaufmann said...

I am more of a negative Nancy so it is good that you are so grateful for everything. You should be grateful that you don't have a potential Trump in the White House. I am grateful that I have two wonderful children and a geriatric guinea pig called Marshmallow. Happy PPF

kat said...

Ah gratitude that is the best! A wonderful post, your art and words both so beautiful! I'm most grateful for my loved ones, the ones that make me smile and laugh!

Kate Robertson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the kids. I am thankful that my hubby is back home, he was gone for two weeks. I loved reading the story about all the kitchen's in your life.


carol l mckenna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and wonderful creative and colorful art work ~

Wishing you a wonderful week ~ ^_^

June Walker said...

Hi giggles. I love your halloween themed header and of course your faces and dogs. Lovely bold artwork. I am grateful I have a place of my own.., there are 2 lovely parks nearby...and the neighbourhood is quiet.

sheila 77 said...

Great colourful art - but then there often is. The pink spotted cow with the lovely pink flowers is my favourite today, I loved it as soon as I saw it. I also like the sweet bird singing away, cheep, cheep, cheep! Your header is priceless, looks like it will be a great party. I especially like Miss Green-Jaggy hair, the pirate and the witch.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, hope you have had a great weekend in your lovely land.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What lovely art, I especially love the flowers. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I think you have a thankful heart no matter the season, and that is beautiful.

Abigail Davidson said...

Lovely warm colors -- perfect to get in the spirit of the season!

Irene Rafael said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for people like you who have a clear outlook on their life and are able to share with with others! I feel uplifted from visiting you.
~~ Irene

Fran said...

Beautiful colorful paintings. They look like they are fun to make.

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