Blog post photo wk of June 12


Here are this week’s offering of thoughts of thanksgiving, by Deborah Perdue, author of Daily Gratitude Reflections and Grace of Gratitude Journal.

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Enjoy! Get inspired! Email me at info@graceogratitude.com and let me know of any you particularly like, or send your own in. I would love to hear from you.


 June 12

“It doesn’t matter how much you have.

It all means nothing if you are not happy with yourself.”

– Donald Duck


Who knew a cartoon character could be so profound?!

I am so thankful to realize the true riches come from within, and at the top of that treasure

is self-love. I am so thankful to love myself more and more as time goes on,

letting go of petty complaints about myself and realizing deeply that I always do my very best.

I let myself off the merry-go-round of expecting “perfection,”

because the truth is that I am imperfectly perfect, or perfectly imperfect.

And I am ever so glad to be me.


June 13

“The sacred is not in heaven or far away. It is all around us, and small human rituals can connect us to its presence.”

–  Alma Luz Villanueva

I am grateful beyond measure for the sacred everywhere — beneath my feet; in a new blossom popping up to surprise me; in the scrumptious dawn of a new day; in the heavens, in the acts of kindness and love witnessed constantly; in the creatures of earth, great and small. Everywhere I look and everything and everyone is sacred!

I celebrate this, and know when someone has turned away from the sacred, and inflicted purposeful harm, they are not aware of, and not observing the magic and divinity of being alive.

It is a blessing to live, and what’s more, to live forevermore.


June 14

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.

Let me not pass you by in the quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

–  Mary Jean Irion


It’s almost trite to say “be here now” but it’s oh-so-important, hmmm?

I cherish every single day, waking up at the break of dawn, embraced by the dazzling beauty of mother nature in my surroundings.

I reside in the present moment, savoring it and honoring it,

knowing that it truly is perfect and all that we really have.

Thank you, God.


June 15

From time to time, I feel compelled to share another gratitude aficionado’s thoughts of thanksgiving because they are just so good!

Thank you, Lee Inkmann, for such an inspiring and beautiful one!

Today, I am grateful for the tropical winds of change that come ricocheting off the Pacific Ocean.

We are buffeted by gentle warm channels and cooled by gusts that whirl through our trees and gardens, our hearts & minds.

Nature is a powerful reminder that we are simply spirits inhabiting these human forms temporarily. Stewards.

I am thankful that I have so many choices as to:

how to live, to manifest love, to share, to care, to create, to relate, to nurture, to extend, to let go –

Guided by a force more sweeping and awesome than I can envision.


June 16

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”
–  Roy T. Bennett

Today, as we move closer to the Summer Solstice, I celebrate and revel in the light —

the light of the sun which plays, creating amazing reflections and shadows,

the early morning light, the magical dusk, and glorious sunsets.

And I know that the light within, the illumination that we all have when we don’t let it be dimmed

is the most dazzling radiant light of all.

I am so grateful to shine my own light brightly.


Deborah Perdue, RScP


Author of “Grace of Gratitude Journals”

and “Grace of Gratitude Reflections”

and “Path of Gratitude Coloring Book”

all of these and much more at www.graceofgratitude.com

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