Thankful Thursday

As I sat at my computer composing today's post for Thankful Thursday, hosted by Rhondi of Rhondi's Rose Colored Glasses and listened to the music I was choosing for today's post, I thought about how thankful I feel to be able to be part of the Blogging world.

To me preparing a post is taking all the components of design and trying to use art, photographs, music and words to create a new feeling every day.

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It reflects the way I see life and my never ending hunger to embrace all of the beauty around me.

Today I am thankful for the ability to blog. Whether I am working on a new creative project, taking a drive in the country or participating in a blog event, blogging is a new medium which I can use to create.

Blogging is an effortless joy, which I look forward to every day.

I am thankful that I can meet so many kindred spirits, read beautiful posts on lovely and creative blogs, and read uplifting comments that renew my spirit.

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What a perfectly wonderful way to compose a journal. Orchestrating all the elements of visual, artistic and melody to create a feeling.

Writing, creating, art, selecting just the right music to fit the mood, and being led into the magic as you create a post.

Isn't it grand that we all began blogging and finding each other and built this glorious community...just in time for today.

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Today, a time when we all need encouragement, beauty, and a place where we can get lost for a while. Lost in such a magical place.

The song for this post is A Wink and A Smile, from my all time favorite movie Sleepless in Seattle.

CIELO said...

A magical post and some gorgeous pictures... we have so much to be thankful for and I so share your sentiments... have a blessed morning and rest of week my sweet friend...



Fete et Fleur said...

Beautiful post! Gorgeous photos! My heart is content.

Thank you!

M.Kate said...

It's always great coming here, love the pictures and how you put everything together, it's always a feast for my soul and eyes. Big hugs to you karen :D

MARIA said...

Good Morning, dear Karen!
Like you, I am thankful today for ability to blog.
I'd like to tell you that I am very happy and grateful.
Today the postman brought me very nice surprise.
It was the beautiful gift from You!
I am very grateful, dear Karen!
Thank you sooo much!
My lovely (yours), favorite painting "Cottage of Abundance"
will be on my wall very soon. It remind me about my childhood.
I'm going to put my gifts from you into my book (just I try to write) and they fit there very well. I am so happy!

As your fav. artist Eddie Chau said -
"No matter what...It's a wonderful life!"

God bless you and your beautiful job!

LiLi M. said...

I think that is so right Karen, to be thankful for blogging, it has brought so much more joy to my life too! All the eye- and earcandy! The beautiful words, the inspiration and the friendships. I'm very greatful too, thanks for blogging about this!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Karen,
Blogging has opened up a new world to me also, yours was one of the first blogs that I found when I started 6 months ago and I have enjoyed visiting with you. Your pictures are always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Deb said...

Beautiful Thankful Thursday post Karen! Your photos are wonderful and I especially love the black and white one of those gorgeous horses - are they yours?

xashee's corner said...

LOVE visiting you!! (sigh) you ALWAYS send me to the right place! :D
Thank you sooooooo very much!! Hope you have a FANTASTIC day! :D

Kathleen Grace said...

Good morning Karen! Yes, blogging is certainly something to be thankful for. The sweet support and comments of visitors can make your day:>)

ann said...

What perfect timeing.You HAVE TO ck out santamaker today.She is asking what it is about blogging we all love.You----------------have hit the nail right square in the head.Perfect explantion of why we do so love it...Ann

Michelle said...

What an awesome post!

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
I am so thankful too for all the people I've met since I began to blog and for the wonderful cretaive outlet it is for me. Thanks for being a part of mg blog family.
Hugs, Rhondi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

A wonderful post full of color and fun and life for this Thankful Thursday. I'm thankful I read it!


Sheila :-)

faerie enchantment said...

What a magical, enchanting and beautiful post, you brought me to a whole new world with this!

Much Much Magic and Joy to you!

Delaney said...

amazing pictures, i especially loved the horse! great site!

Vee said...

Delightful, Karen. I wish that I could join you in saying that blogging is effortless. :D

Joyce said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Blogging has opened up a whole new world that I love. I have met some wonderful people and have seen so many beautiful things and learned numerous new crafts and decorating tips. You have worded it so eloquently. Once again, a truly beautiful post.

Screaming Meme said...

I love that post! :) Beautiful! :) Hi, My name is Meme...I would like to personally invite you to both of my blogs...Screaming Meme and Project:{Create A Home}....Screaming Meme is a decorating blog that I created to share my career as an Interior Decorator and Model Home Stager, as well as, share ideas and how to's on decorating, faux painting and getting a professional look on a shoe string budget!...It is all about decorating over there! I then created Project:{ Create A Home}...I envisioned a blog that women could all share in...Where we could come together and learn everything from decorating our homes to stepping out and learning new things that we always wanted to learn but didn't have the road map...Project: {Create A Home} is that road map! We have decorating, organizing, cooking, finance, technical/computer knowledge, family rearing, relationship advice, spirituality and uplifting wisdom...just to name a few...I hope you get a chance to stop in and look around...And if you have something that you want to share...Something that we could learn from you...Well, we would love to talk to you! :) I look forward to getting to know you! Meme

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

I'm thankful for blogging too, Karen. You said it so well (as always!) I'm thankful for your inspiration and the beauty you bring to blogland. I hope you continued to be blessed by it all. ~Kathy

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh Karen your blog is absolutely beautiful - your photos and words are heavenly and inspirational..and the music - I love the music! Thank you for making my evening sweeter...