Wednesday, November 21


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"When I loved myself enough...my heart became so tender that it could welcome joy and sorry equally."

~ Kim McMillen, When I loved Myself Enough

I am grateful for the circle of warrior women and men in my life that truly see me, believe in me and allow me to truly see and believe in them.

I am grateful for a big, wide and deep family whose colors and personalities fill my heart with such joy and giddiness that it is overflowing.

I am grateful for an earth and sky that nourish me.

I am grateful for a creative outlet that is wildly fun and full of connection.

I am grateful for a husband that has taught me how to love fiercely.

I am grateful for our baby that is yet to nestle into my womb and into our arms.

I am grateful for a journey that has stretched me up and beyond into a place that is rich with wisdom, patience, discipline, intense emotions and fertile sisters that will walk beside me for a lifetime.

I am grateful that my heart knows how to feel joy and sorrow and realizes that it can't ever fully feel one without the other.

Today, I am so crazy beautiful grateful and with each breath, I feel it more.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Blogger bee said...

hugs, dear girl

November 21, 2007 at 4:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

thank you for this beautiful quote, sweetie.
today, i am so very grateful for you.
happy thanksgiving,

November 21, 2007 at 4:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

every day is thanksgiving for me on my planet, having you as my friend :-)



November 21, 2007 at 5:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Marianne said...

i love this post, and i am grateful for so many things today as well. but sometimes here i get overwhelmed by all that is wrong. thank you for setting my mind on this path this morning. xx

November 21, 2007 at 6:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know I was thinking about you today whilst covered in pie goods. Funny how blogs do that to you right? Anyhow, I just can't wait until the post when you finally get to say you are going to be a mama! There will be much celebrating all over.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Sandi Henderson

November 21, 2007 at 6:58:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, I know that book! *wink*
It's a good one, isn't it? Full of words of wisdom.

Nice list of gratitudes.
You really are like sweetness personified.
Hugs to you this Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2007 at 8:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Cami said...

Well said. Happy Thanksgiving...

November 21, 2007 at 10:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger Silvia said...

What a wonderful list!
Happy thanksgiving! xox

November 22, 2007 at 12:08:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear universe,

i am so grateful to have denise as my friend.
you really hooked me up on that one.
thank you!

mcmermie xx

November 22, 2007 at 1:36:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what sandi said and happy thanksgiving, denise...

November 22, 2007 at 5:09:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving and much love.xoxoxo

November 22, 2007 at 8:49:00 AM PST  
Blogger daisies said...

hope your thanksgiving is beautiful ... xox

November 22, 2007 at 8:51:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Have fun, be wild, and welcome every emotion - it has a purpose. I hope thats not too advicey.


November 22, 2007 at 10:19:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

November 22, 2007 at 1:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger The Passionate Palate said...

Thank you...I needed to read that!
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2007 at 4:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh baby this was so perfect to read tonight.

I love you

Happy Thanksgiving

I am so thankful for you

November 22, 2007 at 6:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger tickledpink.nicole said...

Lovely gratitude goodness. Thanks.

November 23, 2007 at 7:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

amen, sister. ditto that.

hope your day was perfection.


November 23, 2007 at 7:40:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm grateful for having found people like you, that inspire me, move me and give me hope.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

November 23, 2007 at 7:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Louise said...

Beautiful Words~
Happy Thanksgiving~!

November 23, 2007 at 12:43:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boho - Another reflective and inspiring post.

Having gone through some rather difficult times in my own life I can say this with certainty: these hard and difficult times in our life, actually give us the capacity to love greater and deeper than we ever would have if we hadn't have gone through them.


November 23, 2007 at 2:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

i love your gratitude list sweets, this one really stood out to me ~ it's just so true:

"I am grateful that my heart knows how to feel joy and sorrow and realizes that it can't ever fully feel one without the other."

hope your thanksgiving day was surrounded in beauty.

November 23, 2007 at 5:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger all over the map said...

Sometimes our sorrows overshadow our joys but the latter always prevails.
As you have often written, you are grateful for this journey; the peaks and the valleys as they both are part of the whole picture.
I love your gratefulness. It's contagious, and that's just pure goodness.
Hope you and yours had a lovely Thanksgiving.


November 23, 2007 at 8:54:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey girl...
just popping for a looksee. what beautiful images you photograph. makes me breathe deeper. and, for these few minutes, i am grateful to you!

November 24, 2007 at 7:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

"I am grateful that my heart knows how to feel joy and sorrow and realizes that it can't ever fully feel one without the other."

WOW...I love this. So true. You are so wise.

November 25, 2007 at 11:38:00 AM PST  

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