Monday, January 19, 2015

Thankful Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

I am thankful for men and women who inspire me to more faith, more love,
that anything is possible, and to never give up!

The Inspiring and Challenging Words 
Dr. Martin Luther King






Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King for being a shining example of courage, faith, and perseverance;
and for making a difference on this planet
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014

Goodbye 2014
“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.”
~ Khalil Gibran; Excerpt from "Take The Thank You Challenge"

Reflections from Take The Thank You Challenge 2014:
Dreary December, 2014 Rainbow
I never get tired of a rainbow; especially shining through the clouds on a dreary day;
the sky suddenly looks like spring!
November, 2014
Inspirational Story of the Season
Watch this with a box of Kleenex
October, 2014 FB Thank You Post
“From within or from behind, a Light shines through us upon things,
and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
September, 2014; So much beauty!
No words can truly express all the emotions this video clip pulls out of the soul,
but thankful is one of those emotions;
thankful that the heart thrives even as the body fades
August, 2014 - Out of the mouths of babes
Thankfulness Personified!
July, 2014 - Change the Way You Think
"Those who have little are often the most thankful and the most giving"
~ Author Unknown
June, 2014 - Don't Give Up!
May, 2014
Driving the back roads today; no traffic; clear blue sky; clouds fluffy white; bright yellow sun; trees painted with incredible fall colors; baby lambs frolicking on the bright green grass; miniature donkeys grazing behind a white picket fence; a flock of geese lounging by a lake; a fluffy grey squirrel browsing through a pile of leaves; horses soaking up UV rays; and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I rounded the corner and there was a glorious view of Mount Hood;
20 minutes of all kinds of happy and thankful that stayed with me for hours.
April, 2014 - Spring!
From the archives of this blog:
(Feb 2, 2012)
No Matter How Long the Winter -- the Spring WILL come!
March, 2014
Extraordinary You!
February, 2014; Praise Changes Things!
Praise changes the atmosphere and
paves the way for Miracles!
January, 2014 -- Look Up! 
 "When it is dark enough you can see the stars."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
My Happy New Year Blessing for Your 2015L
May this next 365 days bring you Joy!
May your heart be filled with the gratitude that truly can change the atmosphere;
May your days be filled with wonder;
May you be courageous;
May you experience a peace bigger than yourself, beyond understanding;
May you sense His amazing presence even in the middle of the storm;
May your heart be encouraged, your body strengthened, your mind renewed, and
May you see finally the answers to long prayed prayers
~ Connie
Connie Ruth Christiansen
Author and Inspirational Speaker
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