Sunday Thoughts ~ “A Thankful Heart”

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.” ~ Cicero

“Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart.” ~ Aine Belton

Good Sunday morning, beautiful souls.  The holidays are here.  And this year, more than ever, let them find us with ‘thankful’ hearts.   While our celebrations may not be like those we have always loved and enjoyed, to me, the fact that Mike and I are well is something beyond wonderful to celebrate.  I have many blessings but count my dear husband of forty-eight years, treasured friends, our sweet old home, and cherished memories of lovely holidays past, as the most precious. 

This year I will be setting an extra special table, and preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  Turkey, with all the trimmings.  I know many of you have similar plans.  However, do take extra caution if you are inviting guests or traveling.  As we all well know, the ugly virus is raging in full force everywhere.

Thanksgiving ~ author unknown

“The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway~
Thanksgiving comes again!” 

Dear friends from our table to yours,  know we wish you a joyous and safe Thanksgiving. 
Complete with memories you will hold forever in your heart.
May you “Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.” ~ Rumi



Images:  via tumblr, M.S. Lambiotte


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Gorgeous centerpiece and stunning silver teaset. I also love those beautiful blue and white plates. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rita C at Panoply

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wish, Sandra. We are thankful for our health too. I wish you the best as you celebrate at your lovely home. I enjoyed the glimpse into your dining room.

Penny Carlson

Have a lovely Thanksgiving Sandra!

bonnie morgan

How lovely your hydrangea centerpiece is! I love seeing your dining room.
It is a great blessing to be safe and well. I am very thankful.
Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Day! Every day is a great blessing.


My dear friend, that day so celebrated in your country arrives: Thanksgiving Day, that is magnificent … As magnificent are the images that you show us.
my wish is that you have a very happy day followed by all the days of your life.
the images are very beautiful …
With love


Yes, the fact that we are here and healthy is perhaps the greatest gratitude of all. I love your hydrangeas. And your holiday will indeed be a special one. Much love and joy to you this Thanksgiving.

Linda, near Seattle

Beautifully said. Thank you so much!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Bobbi Duncan

Sandra, At this special time of year, as I remember all the things I am so thankful for, I think of your kindness of heart, and thank you from the bottom of mine. Wishing you and Mike a most lovely Thanksgiving Day, dear friend.

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Sandra, that hydrangea centerpiece is gorgeous! I hope you have a most blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving holiday, dear friend!


A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mike, Sandra. Your table will be a thing of beauty, with much love around it, even without extra guests.

Pam Richardson

Beautiful Thanksgiving sentiments, Sandra. I am so thankful that we are well. Your dried hydrangea arrangement is so beautiful! Wishing you and Mike a lovely Thanksgiving!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

I’m a little late to your Thanksgiving post. I’m so glad you had a happy Thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for. I absolutely loved the photo of the autumn leaves in that gorgeous blue vase. And, I am so thankful our paths crossed, Sandra. Many blessings, Brenda xo