June 16, 2009

Count your Blessings

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives."
-Dan Zadra

We all know how fast the speed of life is. As much as we would like to slow it down, it is difficult at times.

However, at this time, I would like to slow down and smell the flowers...

(Asiatic lily from my garden)

and thank all of you in the blogsphere who connect with my blog. Your kind and witty words make me smile, and sometimes teary-eyed. They touch me in a very sentimental way.

When I open my blog, I am like a kid on Christmas morning, just waiting to read a reply. It is such a happy feeling to know someone out there is interested in what I have to write about.
You have made, and continue to make a difference in my life.

I sincerely thank you.

(Mandevillas climbing up our trellis)


  1. i know the feeling:) happy wednesday! love the first photo- did you take it?

  2. You make a Wednesday morning in June like Christmas morning and set my mood for the day. Your Asiatic Daylily and Mandeville are so beautiful. Your photos inspired me to buy a Blue Adirondact chair to match my Hydrangeas!!! Love it.
    Thank you!!!

  3. Sorry, should have done a spell check before publishing! I know Adirondack doesn't end in a "t"!!!
    On my way to Dr. re tick bite. Ugh.

  4. Jane- the first photo was from the web at photography.com - I think :)

    Ejgin - thank you for your kind words. Let me know when you buy that blue chair. You could always buy a white one, and paint it.

  5. Wonderful post! I feel quite the same way! Thanks for expressing it so beautifully!

  6. I've been thinking about you today. I hope you are doing better since your loss of Leo.


    Your old internet friend!

  7. It's touching to read and your open heart reaches far. Thank you.

  8. They are both lovely!

    Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

  9. Learning to embrace abundance and to be open to it and then to be full of gratitude, is really what it is all about. I count my blessings daily for my blog friends!
    Wonderful post.

  10. I enjoy it too! It is one of my first treasures of the day. Turning on the computer to see the comments is like opening a beautiful wrapped gift.

    Kathy, yesterday taking my pic of the weed/flower I saw a purple flower not sure what it is in the garden- it made me think of you! I love your photos!1

    Have a golden day! xoxox

    PS- I see Jane has found her way to your beautiful corner. She is a sweetie.

  11. Your flowers are gorgeous!

    I know how you feel about your blog, I love reading the comments on mine, too. Your blog is one of my favorites. You always have a story or picture to make me smile!

  12. Thank you for the lovely reminder and beautiful pictures!

  13. Beautiful quote and photos. So true -we should all take the time to be grateful everyday :-)

  14. I only say: THANK YOU dear Kathleen!! You yourself are a great daily comment leaver and I 'm addicted to them..you're the sweetest. Have a great weekend, XXX, Carmie.

  15. I love the bright orange lily! I am really enjoyed my condominium container flowers for the deck and the front entrance this year.


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~ Kathleen ~