Friday, 29 November 2013

The Rose Garden


Christmas waves a magic wand over the world.

Above photograph enhanced using Big Huge Labs

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˛....*.。*.................... .˛* lights on your tree
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★˛˚˛*˛°.˛*.˛°˛.*★*--- Christmas in your heart 

"Gratitude is heaven itself."
~William Blake~

A MountainWings Moment
Issue Number 13333

The Rose Garden

There was once a woman, who, after years of work had grown a
beautiful rose garden. She worked a couple hours every day;
pruning, cleaning, feeding and weeding. People would come from
many miles away to see the beautiful roses. The colors were
vibrant, the flowers were so big, you needed two hands to hold
them. Each day nurtured and cared for. Her love showed in her
After many years, the effects of time took their toll on the
lady and she was forced to abandon her garden and rely on her
daughter for care. Her daughter didn't mind. She loved her
mother and felt it a great opportunity to spend time and really
get to know her Mother....sort of friend to friend, instead of
Mother to Daughter.
They talked about many things. They shared their experiences.
And the daughter learned that there was much to this great lady
that she hadn't known.
One day as they sat on the patio chatting, the daughter noticed
the long neglected rose garden and felt saddened. They spoke of
the garden and the daughter remarked how she used to laugh at
how her mother crawled around in that garden every day, talking
to the flowers, babying them like children.
The Mother smiled with a tear in her eye. She told her daughter
that observations are often misleading. "You see, my dear, that
garden is like a life. Let me explain. Each day I would get down
on my knees and thank God for each of those flowers. I thanked
God for their beauty, their aroma and the peacefulness of that
garden. And I took the opportunity while down there to clean out
those plants.
I got rid of the bugs, the dead pedals and leaves. I pulled the
weeds so that the bushes would grow healthy and robust. I saw
that garden as life. Each bush was an effort, each flower was
the blessing brought forth from that effort. And it was all
because God gave me the opportunity to try. And, as you can see,
like life, when the garden is not tended, the bushes become
wild, lanky and heavily barbed. They tangle among themselves.
Flowers become fewer and smaller, less aromatic. Until it
becomes so tangled and overgrown that it no longer resembles the
beautiful garden it had once been.
When you saw me crawling, I was praying. When you saw me talking
to the flowers, I was talking to God."
We each have a rose garden. How we tend that garden will
determine the beauty that it wields. But the thing to remember
is this: tending the garden cannot happen until we come to our
knees and get closer to the flowers. We need to take the
opportunity to talk to God, give him thanks and clean out the
dead weeds and pedals through repentance.
This is a great time for us. We have recently paid gratitude to
our military, the people who protect our liberties and freedoms.
And we have the opportunity soon to take a day and give thanks
for all that we hold dear.
Sadly, we have forgotten what Thanksgiving is about. A day
reserved for offering our thanks and gratitude to God, has
become a day to eat, drink, sleep and get ready to hit the Black
Friday sales at midnight. It has become just another day,
differing only by the fact that we have a great big meal.
When was the last time you got to your knees to tend your
garden. "Give thanks unto God in ALL things." THAT IS A
COMMANDMENT, not a request. Take time to think about the many
blessings you have been given. Approach this Holiday Season with
~A MountainWings Original by Robley Martz, Fayetteville, PA~

I am very proud to say everyone I know is very very thankful and embrace all their blessings
We all try to make Thanksgiving each and every day not just one day.

Above story

Sent to me by my dear lovely friend Havi
Thank you I loved this and you

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” 
~ A.A. Milne
I love this video.

Choose happiness today 
by taking life moment by moment, 
complaining very little, 
and being thankful for the little things
that mean so much....¸.♥´´¯`•.¸¸.ღ
Very touching

Many have asked if I am on Pinterest

Yes indeed I am

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.(,,,,)(,,,,) Your heart is your compass. And if you follow it, It will take you in the right direction.

~ Unknown

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Ginko Garden

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☆ ▓▒░ Good morning, Happy Thanksgiving ░▒▓ ☆
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To all my American Family and friends who are celebrating Thanksgiving today
Blessings to you all and let us never forget every day we should be thankful for all of our many blessings

Loving all of this music...................

Music a healing balm for us all

40 ways to relax

and today I am wishing all my American friends a Thanksgiving to give thanks to your many blessings

and remember in prayer those that are away fighting for your protection and cannot be with their families
and all those who are working or far away who cannot join in.

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~ Edith Sitwell

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie

Facts about Turkeys

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”  

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.  ~E.P. Powell

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.  ~Erma Bombeck

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Happy ThanksGiving!
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Happy Thanksgiving
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May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Grandpa Jones

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance
~ Eckhart Tolle
Have a blessed Thanksgiving 

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"Every child is born a naturalist. Their eyes, are by nature, open
to the glory of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the
mystery of life." ~ Rifu Ghatourey quotes

Logan a little bundle of love

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"Every child is born a naturalist. Their eyes, are by nature, open
to the glory of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the
mystery of life." ~ Rifu Ghatourey quotes

Various pictures of Logan our precious Grandson and we are ever thankful for him
and everyone we love.

Our grandchildren each a unique reflection of their parents, each their own universe unexplored, carriers of delight and wonder, infecting our hearts and lives profoundly and eternally. From the dedication in front of the book Cross Roads by Wm Paul Young

In the meadow we can build a snowman.

It's snowing ever so softly.

I love this commercial

Thanksgiving Blessings.
Today I am thankful for the many blessings I can see and feel in my life—my family, my friends, my animals and my health. 
I am also thankful for things that I can’t necessarily see, but bless my life daily—God’s grace, new beginnings and second chances.
~Charity M. Richey-Bentley
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.  ~Mother Theresa ___________________________________________ ✫*¨`*✶♪♫♥ℓღ√є♥♫♪✶*¨`*✫.,

`*.¸.*✻ღϠ₡ღ¸.✻ Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. ~Denis Waitley

Thanksgiving is a time of joy, gratitude and sharing of wonderful meals with our loved ones.....sharing of lots of lovely.. food. It's also a time when many are alone and can feel lonely. Please remember them always

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Ruby Tuesday

In a rare alignment of calendars, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah both fall on Nov. 28 this year. And Americans planning to celebrate this double holiday have dubbed it ThanksgivukkahAt first glance, the festivals might seem completely different. One is dreidels. One is pumpkins. One is kosher. One is pigskins. But here are five things the holidays have in common:

Read more: Thanksgivukkah: Five Things Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Have in Common |

A Petoskey Sunset
for my cousin Wendy
Photograph as seen on Facebook

Chili! Recipe from sweet Gillian

1 lb lean ground beef
Jar of favourite tomato sauce
garlic up the wazooley
s and p
Chili powder to taste (tons)
cumin (1/2 tsp or to taste)
kidney beans, red, drained but NOT RINSED
Canadian Mushrooms, sliced
Can of herbed spiced diced tomatoes drained

Brown the meat, and drain the fat
Spice it up with all the spices
Chuck everything else in the pan or pot

Cook until you are ready to eat it, slow is better. Slow and low.

Serve with cheddar, sharp, old.
Green onions.
Sour cream.
Sriracha or Frank's.

Cold beer.

Life is sweet.

Wild Turkey at my cousin Wendy's gorgeous home.
They come to frequent the woods and eat the wild berries.

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The meaning of life is Love♥

Relyn has a beautiful tradition for Thanksgiving please visit her lovely blog

and read about it.

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Kindness is the special art of living with a loving heart♥

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I love her blog and all she shares.  Thanks Corey for all your postings through the years.
Blessings across the miles

What an inspiration these two are!! John and Ann Betar exchanged vows on November 25, 1932. On Monday the 98-year-old woman and 102-year-old man celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary. 

Their advice for a long-lasting marriage? Don't hold grudges and forgive quickly. 

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Love is the message and the meaning of life.

If you want to be happy love each other well.

Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any expectation 

Let us be thankful
for the blessings we receive
Let us be thoughtful of others
Let us remember dear and close friends
Let us have faith in tomorrow
Let us live life as a Golden Rule
Let us find sunlight through the clouds
Let us believe
Let us be the people we have the ability to be
Let us have understanding
Let us say this thanks in prayer
To God, for the gifts He has given.