Thankful Thursday

My creation

Do you have a wish jar?

pink & blue globe 2

A place where you put your dreams and wishes?

all my angels have red hair

Do you tuck bits of paper with wishes in your dream book?


An alabaster jar perhaps,

Bluebirds on China

or do you keep your wishes on notes tucked safely in your teapot or cookie jar?

teapot with blue bird

Do you have a special book filled with wishes and rose petals from your garden?


It seems to me that if we made wishes and still dreamed just like when we were young, we would lasso that same child-like faith that made our heart sing.

My Grandmother's sister Frances

If you can dream, it doesn’t matter what is going on around us. We can't always believe everything that we are told, but dreaming keeps us alive in promise and perhaps wiser in discernment.

angel of the water distance best

Dreams are tucked safely within us, far from the woes of the world.

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Today is Thankful Thursday, and Rhondi at Rhondi’s Rose Colored Glasses has a list of posts that are built on thankful thoughts. I thought about what I am thankful for, and I am thankful today for dreams.

Mr. Hawk showing off flying above the bridge

Dreams are made of wishes on shooting stars, and spirit-filled heart's desires. Dreams can keep us floating over the gray clouds, with thoughts that anything is possible. Dreams are made of dancing with inspiration and soaring on the wings of a hopeful future. For this I am very thankful.

Sometimes when I have lost my dreams, I find if I give someone else something to dream about, I find my way back to mine. Gabriela reminded me this morning that there is a way to help the children of Melbourne who were stuck by the terrible fires. Here on a blog called Handmade help they show us the ways that we can help with the Victorian Bushfire appeal. I also found an etsy shop set up to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire appeal. And finally, on a more personal note...our friend Natasha Burns is having an auction which will end in about twelve hours. Her and little LeRoy have created artwork which they are auctioning off to raise money.

I have donated my Abundance giclee print for the Etsy Fundraiser. Emma should be listing it soon. This will now be an exclusive listing only available on their Etsy shop, until the finish of their fund raiser.


If you are interested in donating something for this wonderful fund raiser, just e-mail Emma at the contact button on the site. She will e-mail you with the information. You simply have to list something exclusively for their shop, pay for shipping costs if it is sold, and give Emma all of the listing information. She will list the item and notify you when it is sold for you to ship out. They will stop accepting donations on Monday 23rd February. The shop will remain open until 31st March 2009.

Burlington Marina

The song for this post is If You Can Dream.
LiLi M. said...

My first thought here was; is it already Thursday again? Time flies especially when you dream a long. Another inspiring post, thank you very much Karen!

Vee said...

Hmmm, maybe my dreamer is broken. Karen, thank you for another beautiful post.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am thankful for dreams, Karen, and for dreamers. I think that God tucks dreams inside our hearts that if we nurture properly will come to fruition. So much of my inspiration comes from Him. ALL the best of it. :-)

Thanks for making me think of my dreams. I needed to do that today because I'm rushing. Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath. Your post helped me do that.


Sheila :-)

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Karen, I'm with Vee but your post was such an encouragement. Dreaming defies the dark story that is being told too often and too widely right now. Often I read your blog and want to write down some part of the inspiration it brings. Thank you for yet another very meaningful post. ~Kathy

xashee's corner said...

Your photos everyday are STUNNING but today.... WOW!! :) i LOVE that globe reflecting those BEAUTIFUL flowers and that alabaster jar!!!WOW!
Thank you so very much for sharing your AWESOME blog! Have a LOVELY day! :)

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

What a wonderful post! Really enjoyed it.

~ Gabriela ~

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen another beautiful post. A Dream Jar sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for the inspiration.
So far 208 people have lost their lives in the Victorian Bushfires - all Australians appreciate the way people have opened their hearts to our problem.

April said...

What a wonderful thing to be thankful for! Love it! Here's to continued dreaming!

RobinfromCA said...

What a beautiful post. Today, I am thankful for a sunny day after so many days of rain. Everything is so clean and bright. It's the kinds of day we dream about!

Blondie's Journal said...


Your post put me in a trance~I hope you know that is the effect you must have on so many people who read your blog. And your artwork and photos make your words flow.

A wish there such a thing for you? Never would have thought of it but it sounds so magical. I have my gratitude journal, but wishes, that sounds inspiring.

I will seriously consider donating to this plight of the Australian children. I have so many charities I support right now that I have to really have to be judicious to keep from spreading myself too thin. But this cause just tugs at my heart. Thanks for the info Karen.


Connie said...

Thank you so much for visiting with me tonight, honey. I cherish each and every comment and "looker" to th' blog. Blogging is my passion at the moment. I feel I can touch hearts so much easier this way. Again, thanks, chickee, and your art is absolutely beautiful.

Melinda Cornish said...

I am a dreamer by nature...For me, it really is about hope too....I think with those two things, it is easy to be optimistic....Melinda

windy angels said...

what a wonderful thing to be thankful for - dreams. You have some beautiful images here Karen to represent dreams. I thank you for this post. Thank you for reminding me especially about the etsy shop to raise funds for this important cause.
red-haired angels for you dear Karen,

Lori said...

what a beautiful post Karen...thanks for the kind words you left with me...i will be working night shift all weekend and not really on the puter except to check my emails...but i will pop back over here on monday to see your saturday post:)

Charlene said...

Wonderful post Karen. We do so often forget to dream. And yes, maybe if I wrote it down & actually put it somewehere (book, jar etc.) it would seem more REAL. Thank you.

M.Kate said...

Another inspiring post. I guess I should be thankful of dreams though I never thought of it that way..some were just not pleasant which I remember but then there were many which were so good. Happy weekend Karen, much love and blessings, M

Renee said...

I can dream even when it is difficult to do so.