A LIFE STYLE OF THANKFULNESS

 

The ALL SEASONS post of this week is underneath this post!

 

 

Everything is a gift. A wise observation of Job is that everything that is given, can also be taken away!
So, this post is my thanksgiving pie:)
As a side note, am not referring to Steve Jobs, but to Job who gives his account as a wealthy man and losing everything, including his health and children, but in all of this holding on to God., who had given it all to him.

 

Busy doing what I want to do
When I want to do it
whatever subject comes to mind
is a great freedom I do not take for granted.
Symbolized by the art tools in an old fashioned
mustard jar and the soup pot.
(One word Sunday: busy, Randomosity: the R)

 

 

 

 

To be able to see and smell flowers and plants is a privilege
Randomosity: the Good, Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto

 

 

 

 

 


To be able to visit other places that give a taste of other cultures is enriching
(Randomosity: the Fun, Tue Treasures, Travel Tue, Travel Photo Thurs.)

 

 

 

 

In my therapist days I had to dress a certain way, but now I choose any color!
A collage  – another time I’ll tell you about this cowl (from Knits from Interweave) Fall 2017.  On the top right is the reverse side of the cowl!
(Took a photo of the collage at PicMonkey).
Makro-Tex , Fri Hunt  – both:  collage)

 

 

 

 


Fri Hunt: Begin with U: Unusually spicy
Mosaic/collage: Above
“I ate this” – yes, Monday night was Jalapeno Chili night. Two meats, onions and 4 bell peppers  and lots of spices (no beans). Thankful for tasty hot food when it’s rainy and cold outside! I’ll put the recipe there op top when you press the three horizontal short lines, called “menu.”

 

 

 

 

Shop till I drop, whenever I like
Although  this  Christmas store probably gets most visitors in December (for you not living in the USA – there are stores selling Christmas supplies all year around:))
Thurs. Doors, Weekend Reflection

 

 

 

In Thursday this would be a Treacherous walk for these two turkeys across my street. They  better find a hiding place  by then (Thanksgiving known as Turkey Day in the USA)!
(Sunday Trees, Weekend Green, Sat. Critters)

 

 

 

 

Sky Watch, Pink Saturday

 

TO the USA-ers, ALL A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Am celebrating thanksgiving like the Americans,
since I have two American son in laws!

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A blue rendition of my unfinished oil painting of the flute players.  “If you Play, they will come!” To know about the ins and outs, press on the word “Click
If you have not done so already, waiting for specific feedback of the 2 items below from you  (NOT a replacement for All Seasons)

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Thanks to All the Hosts!

Sunday Trees * One Word Sunday: Busy *
RandomosityThrough my Lens Our World  * Pictoral Tue *
Tue Treasure * Nature NotesTravel Tue * Floral BlissMakro Tex– Collage *
ABC Wed. – T * Outdoor Wed. *  Communal Global  *
Thurs. Door  *  Thankful ThursFloral Fri Foto * Sky Watch * Weekend Green *
Weekend Reflection  *  Fri Photo Journal Fri Friends *
Pink Saturday  * Fri Hunt  *  Sat. Critters *

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Smyth says:

    busy with what we want to do – a very important comment Jesh
    I love that little mustard pot that you keep your brushes in.

    (The click button at the end of this post has stopped working it seems.)

  2. becca givens says:

    So true — Everything is a gift. including your creative collections each week! Thank you!

  3. Fun60 says:

    Being able to do what I want to do when I want to do it is the greatest freedom I have ever experienced. Retirement is just the best. The sky in your final photo is beautiful and sends shivers down my spine.

  4. jesh stg says:

    Becca – you’re welcome! I love the excuse you’re giving me to look up another tree:)

  5. jesh stg says:

    You’re welcome, Debbie! You already noticed it was a temporary hiccup. Anything happening in the air here, may effect my internet connection. Today (Sunday ) was a burning day and many little smoky fires of people burning their tree stuff!

  6. ladyfi says:

    What wonders to be thankful for.

  7. All wonderful photo’s Jesh.. but I think I don’t have to tell you which one of them steals the show for me 😉

    Have a splendid ♥=warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/21-t

  8. Pea bea says:

    Absolutely…love the do what you want when you want. I’m so that now too since retired or I just do nothing if want. Filling the day with things we enjoy is so rewarding after the years of working at a job even if it was a job we liked. And, as you say, wearing what we want. Things that yes, to be thankful for. 🙂

  9. jesh stg says:

    Thank you, Fi! Have a lovely week:)

  10. jesh stg says:

    Thanksgiving in the USA is almost as big of a feast as Christmas here. People take a week off, or drive/fly to the other side of the country to be with family members, many decorate their house with Fall items, and a (often huge) special meal on Thursday. Quite different than Dankdag voor het gewas!

  11. jesh stg says:

    The greatest difference for me is that the stress is taken off, not having to be responsible for what others might do or not do.

  12. Ruth says:

    Very uplifting to read your post! I am thankful for many, many things. I know in life, sometimes we are on a hill and sometimes we are on a valley. However, we have to find the good in every moment. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  13. Good post! It’s good that we have a holiday that reminds us to be thankful.

  14. riitta k says:

    Great photos – wonderful pink sky! There are so many things to be thankful of… Enjoy your day.

  15. jesh stg says:

    A lovely Thanksgiving to you and your husband, wherever you are!
    Are you a little bit more clear on things? It’s more complicated when part of your family is in another country. Forgot if you know I/m a retired therapist. If you need some options, confirmation of dis-confirmation, am willing to listen. jeannette.coevorden1@yahoo.com

  16. Kelleyn says:

    A perfect list of things to be grateful for! Love the cowl by the way!

  17. Roger Green says:

    So which turkey did you pardon?
    ROG, ABCW

  18. Indeed.. I am not a festive person, all those holidays mean very little to me to be honest so I am glad we don’t make that much of it 😉

  19. KL says:

    You have changed your blog. I was away from the blog world and thus it took me a while to understand how to put in comments. What a beautiful post — all the pictures and all the randomsity words underneath though I could not understand those words in between like Tue, Thurs. You are so true — whatever we are given can be taken away in a blink. Love that oil painting. So, you were once a therapist, and now have become artist? Wow! Also, could not understand the two questions you are asking but I would like to answer. So, if you please let me know.

  20. ann says:

    Well those turkeys would be in danger here in the Midwest with all of our farms.

  21. jesh stg says:

    You are truly Dutch Melody:) I like parties though:):)

  22. bevbaird says:

    Great choice for T – wonder if those 2 will get a pardon this Thanksgiving?

  23. jesh stg says:

    Someone else asked me that too, and I think we’ll better pardon them:):) Happy Thanksgiving!
    By the way, how did you find me ? (since you have a writers blog….)

  24. bettyl - NZ says:

    An impressive variety of photos this week, Jesh. The Christmas store reminds me of Frankenmuth, MI and Helen, GA, each of which has a year-round Christmas store.

  25. An interesting series of photos!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. Norm 2.0 says:

    Enjoy your Holiday 🙂

  27. pappilanmummo says:

    Coloursful

  28. Eileen says:

    Hello, beautiful sky capture. I love the pretty flower and the cute turkeys. I hope they are running away. Your boots and cowl scarf are lovely.
    Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  29. An inspiring post, Jesh, thank you. I love the vivid colors of your cowl.

  30. yogiabb says:

    A good reminder that we tend to take all our freedoms for granted. The video I saw this week of a North Korean soldier who broke through to the south and made it despite being shot five times reminds me of that as well.

  31. jesh stg says:

    When we lived in W-Berlin in 1972 there was on most days an escape from E-Berlin to the West. That should be the greatest deterrent for anyone to believe socialism of communism is a better way of life!

  32. Beautiful photos. Each is very special.

  33. Peter B says:

    Thanks for the uplifting post! I like your antique mustard jar. Beautiful sky shot, too! Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!

  34. I love the beautiful autumn colours in your cowl, Jesh. Nice capture of your reflection in those doors.

  35. Pieni Lintu says:

    Lovely photos and collage!

  36. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Jean! Another time I’ll show by who this cowl was inspired (not me):) I’ve never made such a “bulky” scarf, so now I’ve get to get the courage up to actually wear it! How ate you doing with settling into your new house?

  37. If you were here at the moment you would be wearing that cowl, Jesh. The temperature has dropped drastically. Good job we have that stove installed. When I get a chance I’ll post some photos of our progress.

  38. jesh stg says:

    even her in Calif. temps have dropped, at night now close to zero. Glad you have a stove. Probably no central heat, eh? Here, one stove heats the whole house more than central heat!

  39. Our ground floor is open plan and the heat from the stove rises up to the two attic bedroom, so no need for central heating, thankfully. 🙂

  40. jesh stg says:

    You’ve got it made Jean:)

  41. Mascha says:

    Turkeys are living dangerous in this time 😉
    A nice splash of colors and images enjoy me in this tired dark evening (just back from a horrible medical visitation)… thanks for joining with WG.

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