Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in Art, Beauty, Encouragement, Gratitude, Great quotes, Humor, Inspiring, One Thousand Gifts | 14 comments

One Thousand Gifts ~ Multitudes on Monday

I'm a lover of words and delight in those who string them together like exquisite pearls or even a chunky beaded necklace; I suppose this is why I'm inclined to share my own on this corner of the web.

But word economy is not my strength!  Though I think I've gotten a little better tightening prose through the years, I still struggle with packing dynamite in small packages.  Oh, how I admire those who do!

I suppose this is why I often take pictures of signs with my cell phone.  But it's not only about brevity, "good" signs make me think or laugh; they inspire or sometimes call me to action.  Sometimes they stir memory.

This morning I find myself grateful for a few that have recently crossed my path; everyone of them tells a story :).

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51.  Artistic expression.

52.  A quick get-away with my husband.

53.  Seeing beauty through another's perspective.

 

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(Captured by my sweet friend Rachel, A Southern Fairytale)

54.  A reminder to carpe diem!  Better yet, carpe momentum!!

55.  My life–the good, the bad, and even the ugly.

56.  This day, every day, to rejoice and be glad.

 

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57.  A country that values freedom and responsibility.

58.  Those who defend my country.

59.  Those who've given their life for my freedom.

 

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60.  Modern conveniences.

61.  Good manners and common courtesies.

62.  Humor in unexpected places.

 

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63.  Neighbors.

64.  Regarding others more highly than myself.

65.  Working for free.

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66.  The hard things that shape us.

67.  Pithy little sayings.

68.  Understanding the difference between needs and wants.

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69.  Dark chocolate with almonds.

70.  Perspective.

71.  Word treasure hunts.

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72.  My nieces and nephews.

73.  Family celebrations.

74.  The unique, distinct and diverse personalities of each person in my family, and how they all have effect on me.

 

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