Secrets of Appreciation


“Remember to give thanks

for unknown blessings

already on their way”


Valentina Giambanco


Camellia sasanqua and autumn leaves


“Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit;

we must open our hearts to love more,

we must open our arms to hug more,

we must open our eyes to see more and finally,

we must live our lives to serve more.”


Farshad Asl


Camellia sasanqua


“Gratitude is the seed of gladness.”


Lailah Gifty Akita



“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”


W.J. Cameron


Japanese Maple


May the beauty of this day find you,

May joy bubble up in your heart,

May you know everyone near you as family,

May you feel the love  which surrounds you,

and may you enjoy the blessings of peace,



Woodland Gnome 2020


Oakleaf Hydrangea


Please visit my other site, Illuminations, for a daily quotation and a photo of something beautiful.


About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “Secrets of Appreciation

  1. Wise words, E. We can choose to focus on our losses, or move forward towards love and hope. I’m glad you found your tribe, a wonderful gift. 🙂 Blessings on this day and always. ❤

  2. Beautiful, well written👌🏻

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