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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku... And A Help Request!

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku… And A Help Request!

Early Morning Breeze
The rising sun from the East
God’s breath in all life…

A Knock on the door
Flowers from the grocery boy
Thoughts of YOU, thank you…

Recently, a friend had a facebook post called Thankful Thursday and it was simple and sweet; expressing gratitude for the things that make life easy. One tip was to express it out loud and I’m following suit with this thankful haiku post. I’m thankful for many things, including the obvious ones we all share; health, life, family, love and for the connections here in blog land and elsewhere. Thank you, you and you!

“I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.” Isaac Bashevis Singer

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku... And A Help Request!

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku… And A Help Request!

Days of floral grace
Each bloom a splash of honor
Ode to love and limb…

Across the old pond
Ancient lutes play healing songs
My heart is at peace…

A Favor/Help Request: Please Vote for my Entry! Like/Collect My Entry – One Life Photo Contest. TY!

My dear Blog Friends,♥
I could use some friendly help from you.♥ I entered a photo contest and it will end in a few short days. August 25-28. I am 7 Collections away from consideration for a price ( Even more votes will help my standing). I don’t want to pester you, but I know it is best to ask and be ignored than to say nothing. Your help will make a difference to my novice entry… and heck, if I win, we can have a meetup party. 😉 Please follow this link Eliz’s One Life Photo Entry or to Like/Collect my entry. There are two sign in to vote options with/without Facebook, and both are without any further obligation… Once you sign in, the Collect Me button is at the top right corner. It is somewhat like the LIKE button. I would really appreciate the help. Thank you for your support!!! 🙂

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku... And A Help Request!

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku… And A Help Request!

Deer in the backyard
Nature shares its rich bounty
Food fed body and soul…

old wounds touching wood
Strained nerves seeking quiet comfort
Gentle stream calms me…

Here’s the rest in an email update they sent me: As a reminder, the Story Award winner will be selected from amongst the highest collected photographers. As of today, the highest collected entrants appear in 25 or more collections – get into 17 more collections to be eligible to win your choice between $7,500 and a Trip Around the World. Your Portfolio Link is: A huge THANK YOU!!! More below! 🙂

“Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku... And A Help Request!

Inspiration: Thankful Haiku… And A Help Request!

Come fall and winter
Prayers and blessings lift you
Sun, moon, lifts me too…

Whispers in the sky
Thankful Thursday always here
Thoughts of YOU, Thankful…

I will be giving a graduation presentation on Friday, and part of my prayer and advice for the students would be to remember to maintain a spirit of gratitude under all circumstances… It helps when the going gets tough. Stay Inspired. The weekend is near and let’s go be a blessing to someone out there. Thank you! What are your thoughts? Do you remember to say thank you? Are there ways you share your gratitude? What are your beliefs on the subject of grace and gratitude? When was the last time you publicly said thanks? Do share! Thank you. 😉

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Give thanks as often as you take a breath. Inhale and exhale invocations of gratitude till every cell in your body does same.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my copyright personal photos.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

27 Comments leave one →
  1. 24/08/2012 7:16 am

    It’s miracle that we can live every day and receive great gifts such as happiness.

    • 24/08/2012 9:37 pm

      Yes, it is Coco! And we must never forget it. 🙂

  2. 24/08/2012 7:34 am

    I’ve collected, but now I have an account with that website.

    • 24/08/2012 9:39 pm

      TY so much and appreciated…. I don’t understand the 2nd half. You have an account with One Life? Or they had you create one? The site is not the most user friendly so I can relate. 😉

  3. 24/08/2012 12:09 pm

    Ok. I “collected” you. Great set of nature photos and haiku! Those deer are just adorable.

    • 24/08/2012 9:40 pm

      TY Fergie… I’m a novice and was trying something new… One of my goals in 2012 is to try new things and learn from them. I’ve learned a lot from this experience… 😉

  4. 24/08/2012 12:50 pm

    Hi!…me # 23 on the Collect Me scoreboard for Ya!…Best Regards!

    • 24/08/2012 9:41 pm

      TY Babajij! I love the enthusiastic spirit and accept with delight. 😉

  5. 24/08/2012 1:47 pm

    done quite a while ago… best of luck!

    • 24/08/2012 9:33 pm

      Same to you… I’m glad it will be over soon. Had enough! 🙂

  6. Goz permalink
    24/08/2012 5:28 pm

    Stunning pictures

  7. 24/08/2012 6:13 pm

    Gorgeous and I voted for you! Good luck!

    • 24/08/2012 9:35 pm

      TY for the support! For all I say, I’m not big on begging for help but I’m glad that I made the effort and will be moving forward herewith. 😉

  8. 24/08/2012 9:45 pm

    Thank you everyone who voted! I appreciate the effort; especially as the site isn’t’ so accessible… Any one else who would like to support me may do so till August 28th. I wont bother you with this again! Merci! 🙂

  9. 27/08/2012 4:58 am

    On my way to vote for you – lovely shots

  10. 29/08/2012 9:21 pm

    In my effort to keep up with everyone, I missed your deadline…my apology to you…I hope you were able to get enough votes.
    Anyway, congratulations for putting it all together for a stunning entry, Elizabeth. 🙂


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