November 23, 2013

Song-ography, the "Blessed" edition...


In the spirit of gratitude...


"I get kissed by the sun each morning...


"Kissed By the Sun"
-Morning Solitude-



...put my feet on the hardwood floor.


"Just Me and My Shadow"




I get to hear my children laughing,
down the hall through the bedroom door...


"Universal Sign for Laughter"




Sometimes I sit on my front porch swing,
just soaking up the day...


"Pondering Place"



I think to myself, I think to myself,
this world is a beautiful place.


"Love"
Prague, Czech Repulic




I have been blessed,
and I feel like I've found my way.
I thank God for all I've been given,
at the end of every day."

--Blessed (Martina McBride)


"Blessed"
-The Better Half and Things.  They bless me in all kinds of ways.  Altho leaving dirty dishes in the sink isn't one of them-


Every day is the perfect day to give thanks and recognize the blessings that are in our lives.  But to those who celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, it is truly a special time of the year for gratitude.  And this week is extra special because Thanksgiving Day and Hanukkah have to both share this Thursday...a once in an eternity happening.  So much to do if you observe both.  Some will be lighting menorahs after pumpkin pie and sweet potato latkes, and waiting till after the football games are over to open gifts.  Lots of possibilities, but the one thing we all should remember to do is acknowledge our blessings and give thanks.  We all probably all have more than we even realize.  Happy holiday to all those who celebrate!


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The beginning of the holiday season is upon us.  So let's start celebrating.  Whether it be Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and it's preparations, Birthdays, the blessings of everyday, or celebrating the peace and quiet of solitude.  Next week's Song-ography title is:

"Celebrate Me Home"
Kenny Loggins

I DARE ya to watch this video and not feel your heart swell.  Remember "home" isn't necessarily confined by four walls.  I know you are a creative bunch, you've proven that over and over again!  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  In the meantime...thanks for joining in on Song-ography.  Looking forward to visiting your blogs.






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30 comments:

  1. I knew you'd do a fantastic job with this song. Loving your selfie with the morning sun flare. Also that you got a porch swing and of course your zany, fun family shot. You are blessed.

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    1. I am blessed BUT... Not with a porch swing :(. That photo is a swing I saw. Sure wish it was mine tho!

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  2. Bonjour,
    Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles photos.
    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne journée!

    HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! wonderful work, adventures and very beautiful photographs.
    I am french amateur photographer; I was registered to follow your publications
    Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

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  3. What a wonderful series of shots--especially love that last shot. What a fun bunch! Have a great week!

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  4. Such a fun post.. Loved all the photos and the selfie is so cute. Awesome

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  5. awesome, perfect, beautiful way to embrace the entire song!!

    i LOVED the family image, what an amazing shot!!

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  6. I really really love the shot along the floor with your and dog. It just seems to sum up that companionship that a dog affords one

    Mollyxxx

    Ps... Sorry about my little one making a mistake with her post, she was over keen and did next weeks song instead!

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    1. I am just so thrilled your little one has embraced the camera and is joining in here! No problem, it's taken care of :)

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  7. Love it!! The feet on the floor picture is great, I was trying to get that shot!
    And thanks for the Thanksgivukkah shout-out - it is a time to be doubly thankful!

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  8. Love all of your shots kathy! Especially love the last photo of you and your family. This looks as if all of you had so much fun doing this shot! All of these are very special, and you have done a wonderful job with BLESSED. All of these things are , indeed , such blessings in our lives.

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  9. You are truly blessed - best of all, that crazy happy family of your's. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Thank god that those feet are not hobbit feet. :-) I really enjoy your blog. I especially love your photography. You have a great eye.

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    1. You DO know I'm the one on the left, right? :).

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  11. A thoughtful, wonderful edition♫ Have a wonder filled week!

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  12. Uhhhhh-that would me doing the whole turkey/Hanukkah thing!!! Can I say-the video for this song was magic-is love to play on that set!! Your interpretation is heart warming-and your family photo is my favorite!!! I'd totally get that on canvas!! Blessings my friend!

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  13. You truly amaze each week with your photos and words. Enjoy the holidays!

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  14. This is a fun collection! You are so good at selfies -- that always amazes me. My favorite is the one of your whole family -- looks like you all have lots of fun together! Thanks for hosting another great week of songs / photography!

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  15. We are truly blessed aren't we!! Love the family picture...you must have this framed and hung in a special place!! Happy Thanksgiving !!

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  16. Another EXCELLENT post! Thank you so very much!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  17. I love that porch shot...and yes, I too am so blessed

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  18. You a fun lady who I love to hear express herself. You do have so much blessing and I'm blessed to "know" you! You always make me smile.

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  19. Love the last shot of your family. I see one of your things has your love for shoes :) Happy Thanksgiving

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  20. Truly blessed! Wonderful series of pictures-especially the last one with the whole family!

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  21. You illustrated this song beautifully with your photos! The one with you being "kissed" by the sun is gorgeous and so unique. And I love the family photo. Continued blessings to you, Kathy!

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  22. These photos are wonderful, I love these beautiful feelings!

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  23. I am touched by this post...and oh next week....my heart breaks. I am spending this Thanksgiving with my son and his amazing wife, for in January he deploys for his third tour of duty. I am all a gushy right now with Mom emotions....Peace, love, happiness and safety to all our soldiers.

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  24. Beautiful post. I love that last shot--such fun. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed week.

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  25. Love this set because it tells a story.

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  26. Absolutely wonderful post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family, and for hosting "Sonography". Blessed be to you and yours! Aloha

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