It's about exploring and sharing my creative adventures (mostly sewing these days) ~
~those activities that sometimes obsess, usually inspire, occasionally frustrate
~and always provide a delightful maze to wander through.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Yin and the Yang of Gratitude



I was reflecting this morning on the (many) blessings in my life - all I am grateful for - and it occurred to me that every single blessing on my list also contained a challenge.

The reverse, of course,  holds true as well - every challenge contains a gift.

May I maintain an awareness, as I move through my days, to recognize the lessons available in every present, and to (gracefully) accept the offerings in every difficulty.

I am very grateful to be included in this amazing community of sewists - thank you for all of your gifts to me during my inaugural blogging year :)   May you all be blessed with an abundance of gifts, lessons, students, teachers....and of course, fabric!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all :)

8 comments:

  1. How very true about life's gifts and problems. Those gifts bring new challenges and my problems often surprise me with unexpected, unanticipated blessings. Hope your holiday is a good one.

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  2. What a nice sentiment. My challenge is to do more than just walk into my sewing room.

    Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, and thank you for giving us such enjoyable blog posts.

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  3. So true, Jilly, that with every challenge there is a gift. Happy Thanksgiving, hope your day was wonderful.

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  4. You have such a natural way with words Jilly. That was beautifully said!

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  5. beautifully and artfully stated. thanks for sharing this.

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  6. Jilly...love your post. My special word is kindness...but close behind it is gratitude. Life just gets richer, doesn't it...even if it also gets harder...

    I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful...thinking of you!

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  7. What lovely comments - thanks everyone :) It's words like yours that continue to give me gratitude for being part of this community :)

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  8. A beautiful sentiment. All the best on your festive day.

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