A truly precious gift

burning bush in the yard

burning bush in our yard

“Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Today I am thankful for autumn colors, blue skies, a pumpkin spice latte and a drive long enough to savor all three.  What are you grateful for today?

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28 thoughts on “A truly precious gift

  1. I’m grateful for the silence of the morning and the delight in feeling the world slowly greet the day.

  2. I’m grateful for waking up in paradise… One more wake up in St John, USVI before I go home to Florida.

  3. I’m grateful you shared with us! I miss the changing color.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  4. I’m grateful we have crossed into October. Before we know it — Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Daughter #1 is moving back to TX soon hopefully to seal the deal with her TX love.

  5. Thankful for this day…for each day.

  6. That’s a beautiful quote – one worthy of remembering! Thanks again for your encouragement, MJ. I’m thankful for YOU!

    • …aww, what a sweet thing to say, Dianna. I agree, worthy of remembering. It’s too easy to get caught up in the “what’s next.”

      How about, “what’s now?” 🙂

  7. My good health and eyesight that I can read your fun post thanks for the reminder of what we should be grateful for

  8. I am thankful to be alive and well. Going to a funeral tomorrow. There is nothing like a close look at death to make you very happy to be alive.

  9. I’m thankful for an awesome Doctor this afternoon and her nurse and the fact the laceration did not cut any tendons in my hand.. As she stitched up my hand the three of us had several laughs if you can believe that 😉

    • somehow I see a blog post here? I hope you are ok through all that! MJ

      • I’m fine. I got cut across the top of my left hand w/ a new piece of jagged metal that was sitting against the wall. It happened so fast, I’m still not sure how it happened. I was only 15 minutes from a local clinic, walked in, and one of the Dr’s must have been having a slow afternoon because she was in the room as soon as I sat down. Ended up taking 8 stitches. She told one of the nurses the tendons were visible but had not been cut. I can still type 🙂 Thanks for asking. DM

      • Yikes! You were very lucky my friend, MJ

  10. …that the car crash I was in earlier today resulted only in dents in metal and nobody was hurt…that medicine has advanced to the point where the severed fingers of a coworker could be reattached…that my son spun me around the kitchen just because he was happy about dinner. Needed to put that into prospective today. Thanks MJ for the reminder.

    • Wowza! you have had a big day and I am sure glad you are OK … you might be sore later. Sorry about your friend’s fingers – yikes!
      And who doesn’t love a spin around the kitchen from the kid? 🙂


  11. For friends; for inquisitive children; for hot chocolate and a beautiful bush with a great quote to ponder as I drink my cinnamon, chocolate. Thank you for posting this.

  12. Today I’m grateful to be in my own little nest after a week away. The small comforts and joys of the familiar, cozy and warm as I listen to the rain falling, help me appreciate the physical blessings I have. Hearing from my kids warms my heart. And reading blogs from friends is like sharing my coffee with kindred spirits! Thanks for being part of my day! ~ Sheila

    • Aww, and I thank you for being part of mine, Sheila! It’s raining here as well — a perfect day to bake & have spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove. Cheers! MJ

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