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Thursday, November 20, 2008


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

In honor of Thanksgiving, only one week away, it is time to thank some of the awesome women whose blogs I have enjoyed and who have so nicely and regularly commented on my blog the last 7 -1/2 half months. In no particular order-

Janie @ Panini Girl
Twyla @ Two Crazy Crafters
Laura @ Shorehouse Chic
Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
Lisa @ The Coastal Nest
Julia @ Jules Sand Castle
Linda @ Lime in the Coconut
Sabina @ Barefoot in the Orchard

All of your blogs are unique, creative, sometimes funny, and always inspiring. I really look forward to reading them. If you are not familiar with them, click on the links on the left. You will love them too!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you my blogging friends, and to your families.


janie said...

Well thank you Linda! I 'm always happy when I see you have posted something! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Sabina said...

Thank you so much!! I was surprised when I arrived to see my name. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!!

Happy Friday!!

P.S. Loved the gratitude quote!!

~j~ said...

What a doll you are! And i love the pictures you used. I am so appreciative of hearts like yours Linda that get the benefits and joy of having a heart of gratitude, what a beautiful gesture and thoughtful blog post! Thank you!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Linda, what a beautiful post! The quote was perfect and I feel so honored to be on your list. When I count my friends I have met this year, you are always there. I hope you and your family will have a very blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving. Twyla

Pat said...

Awww ...thanks Linda! That was so sweet of you! I am grateful for your blog too. It's nice to know a New Yorker on the west coast.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
HUgs, Pat

Lisa said...

I love it!
your a goodie, too..lil lady!
Anything barefoot for Thanksgiving this year? What have you made from the new cookbook??
coastal nest

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh!! {Sniff} you made my day! I've loved coming by your blog from my first trip over a few months back...we started out at about the same time. It's been a fun trip, huh?!

And thank you also for your very sweet comment on my blog. My mom is feeling much better and with any luck she'll get sprung from the hospital tomorrow. In time to get her nails done for the holidays, LOL. :-) I *definitely* have a little something extra to be thankful for this year.


Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Friend!!!!
coastal nest

Morning Girl said...

Hi Linda,

You have inspired me to start a blog. I am not sure how much time I have to devote but maybe it will let me get some of my angst out of my system.
your little sis,

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awww thanks Linda! I'm going to enjoy looking at some of the others. Lovely quote!

Enjoy your weekend!!