Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Tonight as I gaze out the window at the large luminous moon shining in, smiling at me, I can't help but be as full as he is -- full of such gratitude and joy and love that I could shine out across the whole earth. It is the one year anniversary of this blog. What started out as a 40 day Lenten experiment has become a year-long lesson in finding joy when you look for it. When I began, I couldn't imagine how I would possibly be able to come up with something to be thankful for every day for forty whole days -- and now I have three hundred and sixty five days worth of proof that even on the darkest, hardest, sickest, tiredest, fill in the -est days -- there is always something to be grateful for. I pray that a spirit of gratitude has become a part of my very nature now, an unbreakable habit, a lifelong discipline that will accompany me like a friend through this gift called Life. Thank you all for being with me on this year's journey and for sharing in my joys while adding your own...I do believe that together we have upped the joy quotient in the world...and heavens knows it needs it. May each one of you fellow journeymen be given the grace to find your own daily gratitudes and share them with the people in your lives, and may we all recognize how truly blessed we are. I feel this is a fitting time to take some time away from blogging here...some time to listen and recharge and just to be. I am so excited for new horizons ahead and can't wait to see where the path leads. I have always loved the Spanish expression Vaya con Dios -- Go with God.
Yes, let's:)


  1. And what a beautiful, inspiring blog it is! Happy Blogiversary! :)

  2. Thanks!! I'm sure I will turn out to be the Michael Jordan of's gonna be hard to retire from this game:)

  3. It's been a beautiful journey :) Thanks for reminding us to look for the joy in life each and every day.

  4. What's the saying... "A penny saved is a penny earned..."? Well, pennies ain't Joy, that's for sure. A Joy shared is a Joy magnified, and your 365 days of Joy have truly made the world a more appreciative, more observant, more thoughtful, more beautiful, more smiley, happier world :). Well done!

  5. Thanks Kara for 365 days of beautiful reminders that joy is an attitude and we can choose to walk in it with peace and gratefulness. Thanks for your faithfulness and consistency in sharing this wonderful journey with us:) I will miss these daily blessings, but am looking forward to your new path. Good job! - Mom