Giving Thanks

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IMG_1251“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy

This is what it looked like Saturday on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Bill and I were there for a three day retreat. I wrote for two days without interruption, visited a few family members, walked on the beach, and enjoyed the quiet peace of the shore when only a few other people are around. It was blissful and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be there.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and that your lives will be filled with simplicity and the grace of gratitude.


  1. Joan – This photograph pulled me in hook, line, and sinker — THANK YOU! Happy holidays to you and yours.

  2. This is such a lovely reminder, Joan. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.