Here is 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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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.”

Maya Angelou

It is said that failure is not such a bad thing, that a failure or two, or three, often brings about great success.
We can look to inventors and dreamers to see that this is true.

I am very grateful to be the type of person who will let defeat or failure be a guide and a learning lesson,
and I am so thankful not to give up easily.

Today, I celebrate my tenacity!


I am so thankful for the lightness of being that is the true me.
I celebrate and enjoy fun and laughter and grace and ease,
letting any worry or stress completely dissipate….

My Spirit is light and free, and I dance in pure joy knowing this is so.


“Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.”

Joan Chittister
It is challenging to accept that in the dark, transformation IS taking place. I much prefer the light!

As this winter seems to drag on, and I long for Springtime growth and greenery and brilliant sunshine,
still I know that there is gestation and growth in the hibernation stage of life.

And I am grateful to appreciate the darkness as well as the light.

I am thankful to realize that the light and dark of nature is a metaphor for the shadow side of me
and the devoted spiritual side represents the blazing light. Both balance me.


“Whatever is lovely true, noble, right, pure,
admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy,
think on such things.”

Philippians 4:8

I am filled with gratitude for all the good in life,
and there is an infinitude of goodness.
Palpable love, doing what’s right, giving from the heart,
making a difference in a small way, or a big way……..
being honest, sensitive, strong.

I celebrate and praise all the good
and enjoy watching it expand exponentially.

Thank you, God.


“Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me.”

Quincy Jones

I am growing stronger in my own self-love
not depending upon praise, nor letting criticism get to me so much.
How wonderful it is to feel my worthiness, and celebrate the glory of me
knowing I am one with a Higher Power, and thus whole and complete.

Thank you, Quincy Jones, for your strong proclamation. I say “Amen, brother!”


Whenever I feel stymied or mixed up about what to do,
I open myself to the great wisdom of the Universe
and it never lets me down.

I am grateful to be still and listen, and watch the guidance flow right in.

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