martedì 1 aprile 2014

~ Gratitude ~



Oggi My little old world compie un anno ...

Quante cose sono accadute in questi mesi ...

Quante gioie questi giorni mi hanno donato ...







inutile dirvi che in questo anno la mia vita è decisamente mutata e molto lo devo a voi, a voi che con affetto mi seguite ed alimentate l'entusiasmo che mi ha guidata già dai miei primissimi passi, nutrite la gioia con cui ho intrapreso questa avventura ...



La gratitudine apre la porta alla pienezza della vita. 
Muta ciò che abbiamo in abbastanza, e più 
Può trasformare un pasto in una festa, 
una casa in un focolare, 
un estraneo in un amico.

Melody Beattie


a voi che con i vostri pensieri e le vostre parole mi siete vicini e condividete i miei sogni e le mie aspirazioni, a voi che, con incedere silenzioso, passate in punta di piedi senza lasciare orma alcuna, ...


al mio Angelo, passato a miglior Vita, ma sempre al mio fianco, fonte inesauribile d'ispirazione 










A tutti coloro che mi sono sempre accanto in ogni momento e credono in me da sempre,
a chi continua, ormai da anni, a farlo nell'ombra e nel velo del silenzio, perchè a loro devo se sono arrivata fin qui ... 







"Cerchiamo di essere grati alle persone che ci rendono felici;
sono gli incantevoli giardinieri che fanno sbocciare 
le nostre anime. "

 Marcel Proust



Un anno è trascorso anche da che Giannotto e Bea sono arrivate a Tenuta Geremia: le mie dolcissime papere, allegre e gioiose, amabili compagne d'avventure nella nostra campagna, partecipi ed entusiaste di ogni lavoro in giardino, anche loro compiono oggi un anno !





Auguri, e grazie


... Grazie ...

a coloro che mi attendono ogni giorno

a coloro che mi aprono le loro porte

a coloro che mi amano al di là del tempo, della distanza, delle 

differenze, delle idee

a coloro che mi sorprendono e mi emozionano, che amano senza 

mettere alla prova

a coloro che mi hanno donato il loro cuore facendomene sempre 

sentire i palpiti

grazie alla Vita, sempre pronta a sorprendermi, a meravigliarmi, 





ad elargire doni senza chiedere nulla in cambio... 












grazie a voi che della mia fate parte !



Ringraziandovi ancora con tanto affetto lasciate infine che mi congedi citando un frase di Madre Teresa di Calcutta che da tempo mi guida


Non smettere mai di correre verso un traguardo, non smettere di essere te stesso, lotta sempre per ciò che desideri.
Vivi per la tua vita, ama chi ti ama e aiuta quando puoi, sogna sempre mete impossibili, regalati in ogni istante attimi di vita eterna e in tutto questo immenso vivere racchiudi la magia dell’amore ...




A presto 















Today, My little old world is one year old ... 

How many things have happened during these months ... 

How many joys these days have given me ...



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needless to say that during this year my life has definitely changed a lot and I owe it to you, to you who follow me with affection and feed the enthusiasm that has guided me right from my very first steps, feed the joy with which I began this adventure ...



                           Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns wat we have into enough, and more
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, 
a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie
              


to you who, with your thoughts and your words, stay by my side and share my dreams and my aspirations, to you who, with silent pace, go on tiptoe without leaving any trace ... 

to my Angel, passed away, but always by my side, always inexhaustible source of inspiration



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To all those who are always beside me at all times and always believe in me, 
to those who continue, for years, to do it in the shadow and in the veil of silence, because I owe to them if I've come up here ...



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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; 
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

 Marcel Proust



A year has passed since than also Giannotto e Bea has came to Tenuta Geremia: my sweet ducks, cheerful and joyful, loving companions of adventures in our countryside and enthusiastic partakers of every job in the garden, today is their birthday too !



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Happy Birthday and Thanks 


... Thanks ... 

to those who are waiting for me every day

to those who open their doors to me 

to those who love me beyond time, distance, differences, ideas 

to those who surprise me and excite me, who love without testing 

to those who have given me their heart letting me always hear their 

heartbeats 

Thanks to life, always ready to surprise me, to wonder me, 



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to bestow gifts without asking for anything in return ... 



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thanks to you who of mine are part !



Thanking you again with much love, let me greet you with a quote that for times drives me



Never stop running towards a finish line, don't stop being yourself, always fight for what you want.
Live your life, love those who love you and help when you can, always dream impossible goals, give yourself at every moment instants of eternal life and in this immense living of yours contain the magic of love ...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta



66 commenti:

  1. "Si può incontrare la felicità in un filo d'erba , nelle sagge riflessioni , nei racconti del tempo , nella poesia che scalda il cuore della vita" . Romano Battaglia
    Con queste parole ti ringrazio per regalare momenti preziosi con il tuo Blog.
    Un saluto grandissimo , Daniela
    Franca

    RispondiElimina
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    1. davvero toccante questa citazione, Romano Battaglia mi piace molto per la sensibilità con cui ci arricchisce ... e commoventi le tue parole, cara amica mia !
      Un grazie dal più profondo del cuore, la delicatezza del tuo animo aggiunge prestigio a 'My little old world' !!!
      ♡ Buona serata ♡

      Elimina
  2. Auguri preziosa amica, per i bei momenti che ci dedichi e la conoscenza che ami diffondere con generosità' su argomenti che ci appassionano tanto. Un caro saluto

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ laura
      le tue parole hanno per me un prestigio impagabile !
      Conoscerti è stata una delle meravigliose cose che 'My little old world' ha reso possibile, tu ed il tuo blog mi siete pregiati compagni !!
      Un forte abbraccio ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  3. Thank you for your beautiful blog my friend. I enjoy coming to read what you write and to see the pictures you post. I leave feeling so peaceful.
    I am so glad we have become blog friends.
    Many hugs.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ annie
      your sweet words really make me so glad, actually with 'My little old world' I wanted to create a peaceful space where meeting ourselves forgetting for a little our troubles and I'm far too happy to read that you can feel this calm here !
      Having you as blog friend is wonderful to me too, you're one of those people which are so dear to me ... enjoy the rest of the week, my sweet friend, thank you so much for being you ... annie ღ !!!

      Elimina
  4. What a beautiful post this is, Dany. I especially love the quote from Mother Teresa.
    I just love those little ducklings. :-)
    I wish you a wonderful week, sweet friend. xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      maybe it seems a quite unusual post for 'My little old world', but it's so felt into my heart and written with much love, I had to dedicate at least one post to you, my beloved friends ... !
      My little ducklings ?!? They're really special, I love them so much !
      Happy day, my dear ❥

      Elimina
  5. Auguri carissima, auguri al tuo blog
    e a te, sua preziosa creatrice che porti
    tanta poesia e meravigliose immagini.
    Giannotto e Bea mentre scorazzano nel
    parco? Un sogno.......
    Cento di questi giorni.......
    Love Susy ♥

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Susy
      dal profondo del mio cuore ti giunge un grazie grande grande carissima amica mia, sapessi quanta gioia mi doni con le tue parole sempre così belle, con i tuoi dolci pensieri ... !
      E pensare che per anni ho seguito con ammirazione il tuo blog senza poter neppure commentare ( per i limiti della mia connessione ), soffrendo anche un po', lo confesso, ed ora non solo riesco ad esserti vicina e a seguirti, ora sono qui che leggo i commenti che scrivi sul mio blog, ora sei parte di 'My little old world' !!!
      ❖ Ti abbraccio forte augurandoti una meravigliosa serata ❖

      Elimina
  6. Congrats on your one year blogging, dear Dany !
    What a sweetie Angel was ... and your ducks are so cute !
    You've written such a lovely gratitude post, thank you !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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    1. @Sylvia
      my wonderful friend, my Angel has been a precious companion for several years and having lost him was really hard, but I know I've been very lucky having lived side by side with him for 15 years, that's the truth ... and ... actually, as for most of the people loving us, when they pass away I believe they don't leave us alone at all, love is so strong, I think even stronger than death ...
      My ducks are so lovable and far too sympathetic, they add so much cheerfulness to our days spent outside ... and my words, well, are really dictated from my heart .. suggested from such lovely friends as you are, dear ...
      ஐ Thank you ஐ

      Elimina
  7. Io sento davvero di esserti grata, per tutto quello che hai sempre fatto, dato, per come sei, e da che curi questo blog, per quello che in più dai a chiunque desideri conoscerti e leggerti!
    Grazie a te :)
    Mavi

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  8. Un anno cosi' pieno in questo tuo pellegrinaggio per la storia che piu' mi appassiona...tu che non chiedi nulla se non che esser letta...sai che mi tieni compagnia e scusa la mia assenza ma come tu hai scritto a me sul tuo gatto e gli altri amici loro ti hanno salvata dal malessere ed ora tocca a me distante da tutto per un po' perche' perseguitata e affaticata...mi scuserai dolce amica ...si ha poca voglia di tutto quando nn si sta' proprio bene e cosi' ricevo il mio Kim con l'amore dovuto e la speranza che mi salvi ed io gia' credo che cosi' sara' ...buona primavera dolcissima racconta favole... con il cuore
    susanna

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    1. @ susanna
      carissima amica, comprendo a fondo il tuo stato d'animo e non te ne devi scusare, anzi, come sai mi rattrista molto saperti afflitta, ma mi consola almeno il fatto di riuscire ad allietare qualche piccolo frangente delle tue giornate un po' buie.. Quanto al tuo dolcissimo Kim non avere dubbi, i mici sono magici, hanno poteri imperscrutabili, quasi taumaturgici, sono creature meravigliose, quando sono vicino a noi ci caricano di una forza e di un'energia che non potremmo trovare in alcuna terapia, lo dico per esperienza e con la massima certezza !
      Pensa che la mia mamma era cresciuta con il timore dei gatti, da piccola si era spaventata e nessuno aveva fatto in modo di rimuovere da lei questa forma di diffidenza .. da che sono entrati a far parte della nostra vita anche lei ne ha colma la casa, non riesce a separarsene .. altro piccolo prodigio compiuto da Leonardo prima e da Geremia dopo !
      Con il cuore ti ringrazio per le tue parole, sempre così preziose ed importanti per me, e nutro la speranza di leggere presto che il tuo piccolo ti ha dato la forza che ora ti manca per stare bene ... concediti il tempo di cui hai bisogno ed abbandonati al suo amore, lui penserà al resto ...
      Un fortissimo abbraccio, anima fulgida ♡ ❤ ♡

      Elimina
  9. Ah la gratitudine... che sentimento meraviglioso e che potere straordinario!
    Sì, ringraziare fa lievitare il cuore come la pasta madre fa con il pane, dona stupore come un raggio di sole che filtra da est...
    Ringrazio il web e questa era in cui viviamo, così piena di opportunità di vivere eterni attimi di microfelicità, la mia preferita!
    Un grande abbraccio e grazie per la stima e l'affetto che mi dimostri ogni volta
    Mug

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    1. @ Mug
      più ti conosco e più mi convinco di quanto sia meraviglioso il mondo che serbi dentro di te, sei una bellissima persona Barbara, una di quelle persone che si desidera incontrare, conoscere, abbracciare ... ringrazio anche io il web perchè almeno virtualmente me ne concede l'opportunità !!!
      Buona serata mia cara e grazie ... infinitamente ... a te ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  10. I am happy to catch up with your blog tonight, Dany and to wish you a very happy blog anniversary! I am very happy to have found your delightful and informative blog!

    Warm hugs, Pat

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    1. @ Pat
      and I'm far too happy to have you among my blog friends, my dear, I'm so thankful for your so precious friendship !!!
      Love to you ♥♥♥

      Elimina
  11. Dearest friend, what a lovely and charming post. I see this was over a year ago o that means you have been blogging for almost 2 1/2 year, right? I am so thankful to have met you through blogging....you are one of the sweetest blogging friends and I cherish your friendship.

    Wishing you many more years of blogging :) Love and hugs to you!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Stephanie
      yes, I'm stil a 'young' blogger, I began on April 1st 2013, so I have so many things to learn yet but I'm already surrounded by lovely people ...

      Reading your touching words as soon as the new day begins truly moves me, my darling, you're so precious and dear to me, you cannot imagine how much .. In this moment I'd love to hug you with all my heart, believe me !!!

      Have a wonderful day and rest of the week, my lovable friend, I wholeheartedly thank you for these so beautiful words of yours ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  12. Hello Daniela! I am so glad I found your sweet blog through Roses of Inspiration link up today!it was a pleasure to read your posts and admire your photos! How I love those darling ducklings! You have a sweet, serene blog and I look forward to following!
    Christine

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    1. @ Christine
      a big hug to you to welcome you as much warmly as I can, your words truly make my day !

      I'm so very glad to have such a sweet new blog friend, have a joy-filled day, dear one, thank you from the deep of my heart ⊰♡⊱

      Elimina
  13. Thank for helping me to dream again, to beleive in love of all that is good! Thank you.

    . Barbara Anne

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    1. @ Barbara Anne
      your words have filled my heart with a deep joy and thankfulness, you're so welcome, believe me, so very welcome !

      I wish you a great day and a joyous rest of the week •ಌ•❀•ಌ•

      Elimina
  14. Dear Dany:
    What a joy to see this post with all it's sweetness. I love and adore every photo. So glad you shared this with us!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Bernideen
      it's my pleasure, you know, my wonderful friend, indeed, your words bless my heart with such a gladness, I wholeheartedly thank you !

      With so many dear hugs I wish you a most wonderful remainder of your week
      ༺❀༻ with sincere gratitude ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  15. Very calming post. I love the photos, the music, and the sentiments. Thank you for sharing!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ sandy
      you're so very welcome, your wonderful words are caresses for my heart, thanks most sincerely !

      Have a happy day,
      sending hugs to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  16. Daniela, your posts are so beautiful! They are like little escapes from the world to a place of simpler things. I love the music and all of the images you choose. Also, you leave the kindest comments for others. Comments really do fuel your desire to continue blogging. Don't they?

    Thank you ever so much for sharing with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I wasn't able to Pin to Pinterest. Do you choose that?

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Stacey
      dearest friend, your words bless my heart with the deepest joy, thank you most sincerely !!!
      How strange you couldn't Pin these images, honestly I don't really know the reason why, I didn't choose it, believe me, I don't know Pinterest at all and I wouldn't know how to manage .... and really would not want it !

      Wishing you a most wonderful end of your week ever,
      I'm sending love to you,
      with heartfelt thankfuness ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  17. Beautiful photos and caring words. Thank you for sharing the art of living with gratitude with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
    Looking forward to having you join us next week as well.
    Blessings to you for a good weekend,
    Jemma

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    1. @ Jemma
      my dear friend, your so lovely words touch my heart and I'm so very grateful to have you here with all your sweetness and your grace !

      May your weekend too be blessed with the deepest joy ever,
      sending love and dear hugs to you ღ*✿*ღ

      Elimina
  18. Day,
    I always love visiting your lovely blog! You are so right friend. An attitude of gratitude makes life truly worth living!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Lisa
      thank you for gracing my blog today, your words fill my heart with a true gladness !

      Sending blessings on your weekend,
      with sincere thankfulness ❥

      Elimina
  19. I'm coming over from Jemma's blog. You have many delightful pictures on here today, especially the first one with the chicks, that's so sweet. Gratitude is wonderful to have, and thank you for the gentle reminder.

    Happy March!

    ~Sheri

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    1. @ Sheri
      I'm so glad to welcome you here today, thank you for your beautiful words of sincere appreciation making my day !

      May your weekend be blessed with joy and serenity ... and happy March to you too, sweet friend ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  20. Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Laura
      it's my pleasure, believe me !

      Have a happy and sweet day, today,
      with admiration and esteem ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  21. I am absolutely in love with the image of the wee ducklings and your dear sweet Angelo.
    Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

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    1. @ Laura
      a ray of sun are you to me, wonderful friend of mine, to have you here is such a blessing to me !

      Sending so much love for wishing you a most joyful weekend ever, to you and your dears,
      with sincere thankfulness and appreciation,
      you mean so much to me ⊰✽♡✽⊱

      Elimina
  22. Love all the critters in this post as well as the flower shots. Have a great week ahead.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Margaret
      I welcome you with so much joy, your beautiful words sound like a sweet, lovely music to my heart !

      Wishing you too a wonderful new week,
      thanks most sincerely ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  23. Your cat is adorable!! Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. @ Mersad
      I truly appreciate your words, I wholeheartedly thank you, he's and will always be my Angel !!!

      May your week be filled with much love and wonder ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  24. Hello Dany, congrats on your one year blogging anniversary. I love your post, the beautiful quotes, critters and lovely images. It is always a treat to visit your blog. Enjoy your day!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ eileen
      I'm feeling so overjoyed to read your wonderful words, sweetest, lovable friend of mine !
      This post celebrated the first Anniversary of ~ My little old world ~ which probably will remain the most important one, even if in a few days I'm celebrating its third one, the first is the most beautiful ... to see where an idea, some sentiments, a passion, can lead you to, it is so wonderful !

      Sending blessings on your week just begun, my dearest one,
      with sweet smiles and tender hugs ∗⊱༺♡❀♡༻⊰∗

      Elimina
  25. Yet again a beautiful blog post Dany,
    Congratulations on your Anniversary

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Neesie
      your sweetness brighten my evening, my darling friend, blessed be !

      Have a most wonderful week ever,
      *♥* sending much, sincere love to you *♥*

      Elimina
  26. Hello My Dear, So glad to see your lovely ducks...
    I am so glad you enjoy being home and living your days in His grace and all that you set your hand to!
    Happy March days to you and yours!
    Much Love, Roxy

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    1. @ Roxy
      what a blessing to have you here, my wonderful, beloved friend, I've been missing you so much !
      I thank you with all my heart for your encouraging words, filled with so much Love, that's what I was missing, your words of Love !

      May you your week be blessed with the deepest joy ever,
      thinking of you with my heart filled with thankfulness ∗✿≫✿≪✿∗

      Elimina
  27. So very sweet, and I love the music...very soothing. Have a blessed day!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Terry
      I'm so overjoyed to welcome you here, thank you for you visit and your so beautiful words, my friend !

      Enjoy your day,
      fondly ❥

      Elimina
  28. Such cute ducklings. And of course, I love cats. - Margy

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    1. @ Margy
      I love to have you here, people loving critters are always so very welcome at ~ My little old world ~ !

      Enjoy your day, my new friend,
      ⊰♥⊱ I thank you with all my heart ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  29. You are coming up on another anniversary, my dear! I love this post - so much it fills my heart! The little ducks, your sweet kitty, I can see how they fill your life with so much love and affection. I am so blessed to have made your acquaintance, and even more, to claim your friendship, my dear Dany!

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    1. @ June
      you know that you're such a blessing to me, one of the most Beautiful Gift that ~ My little old world ~ presented to me, and I say it with my heart filled with love and admiration !
      Yes, precious friend of mine, another Anniversary is approaching and I'm so moved by it, if I think about what it meant and means to me ... and to my life !

      I wish you all my best for the remainder of your week, wonderful friend of mine,
      thinking of you with much love and thankfulness ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  30. Hello Daniela! This is my first visit, and I am so pleased to have found your lovely blog and seen all your sweet photos.Best wishes and Regards.

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    1. @ Breathtaking
      I'm so very honoured and delighted to welcome you at ~ My little old world ~, new friend of mine, your words really make my day !

      May your weekend be filled with much joy,
      thanks most sincerely ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  31. Hello Dany, this is a lovely anniversary post and your sweet kitty, ducks and the cute squirrel are wonderful critters. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ eileen
      it's my pleasure, darling, happy evening and new week to come to you, my wonderful friend, sending you so much blessings of joy,
      with heartfelt gratitude ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  32. Thank you, Dear Dany for such sweet photos and touching words. Our little animal companions fill our lives with so much joy and unconditional love, don't they? Lovely captures of your dear little friends and such beautiful quotes on gratitude. Being grateful for those simple things in life brings more joy into our lives every day. Sending you hugs and blessings, dear friend. xo Karen

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    1. @ Karen,
      our beloved pets love us unconditionally, you're so true, without asking anything in change, indeed, they teach us so much, first of all what true love is ... I think it to be one of the Wonders of Nature, to be taught by them !
      Thank you so much for your words of enjoyment, dearest, precious friend of mine, I'm so grateful to you !

      Have a most wonderful remainder of your weekend, sending dear, so dear love to you across the Ocean, sweetie ༺❀༻

      Elimina
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    1. @ Forest Dream Weaver
      I'm so thankful to you for your words, dear friend,
      *♥* enjoy your new week ahead *♥*

      Elimina

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS, SO PRECIOUS TO ME.