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Thursday, May 29, 2008

~ Broken down barn on country road~

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, Confusion into clarity...It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense out of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
-Melodie Beattie
Motivational Author
Today's song, It's Not Too Late by Three Days Grace
1st video, 1st clip

20 comments:

Nonnie said...

wonderful words to read this morning....and apply to life.
hugs,
kimberly

Treasure Barn said...
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Treasure Barn said...

You know how much I love old barns...thanks for sharing this, do you mind if I put it on my sidebar of my favorite bards?

Thinking of you too Nita.
Hope your heart is starting to heal.

Are you going to join my Fathers Day ATC swap ?

Love and God Bless You my friend
Patti

hiddenart said...

I love old buildings, especially barns and farmhouses. They have such a story to tell.
amanda

Donna said...

Beautiful, sweetie...hughugs

dabrah said...

Hi Nita
I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures for the Brenda Photo Challenge tomorrow, and I would like to ask you to choose the topic and set the date for the next one. Please let me know if you accept.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Kimberly: Thank you ..I am glad you liked it. xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Patti: I would be honored for you to use my photo!
I would also like to do the ATC challenge, just e-mail me the details.
God bless you dear Patti..
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Amanda: Isn't that that so true? All old buildings have a story. I got a new photo this past weekend of an old house and I am going to write a story about it and post it this coming week.
Sending you love Amanda, Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Donna: Thank you..
Glad you liked it. I am getting my shots ready for tommorow! I have 2 left to go.
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dabrah: I accept! I will set the time and theme tommorow.
xoxo Nita

Vickie said...

Nita I was just catching up with your posts. You and your family have continued to be in my prayers including your father. I've prayed for comfort and peace as well as it be his will all goes smoothly and positively. Speaking of positively, I positively love your photos of roses and barns! Beauty and mystery, what a combination. Gratitude truly changes on perspective on situations. The ironic thing is is that nothing has changed in our situation but our perspective. At the point we become grateful we see through the eyes of our high power what he has intended for us. Truly everthing we need is all within us. It's only when we become open we access all that God has already given us.

Love and hugs!
Vickie

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Vickie: I am so happy you love the photos. And it is true about the perspective. Thank you very much for the prayers for my Dad. It is much appreciated.
Hope you are well my friend.
xoxo Nita

The Artful Eye said...

Nita,
Your posts are so inspiring and thoughtful. I think of you everyday.

Hugs and blessings.

xo Andrea

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Andrea, thank you so much! I think of you everyday too.
xoxo nita

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Great photo!! I would love to spend a few days right there in that peacefulness.......nap, draw, paint, nap, write, think, nap, write, have a picnic with fruit, cheese, crusty bread and white wine. Then nap again.

Come back recharged. That is what I think of when I look at this pretty photo.

xo Rella
thank you for your visits to faerielua. xox

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Rella, that barn is just about 3 miles from my house. I love to go for drives and take photos in the country..It is a peaceful place there for sure.
Sending you love, Nita

Annette said...

those word are so true, I like how it brings the postive to a negative. we need to reminded of this, I know I am the first to say all things happen for a reason and not always live by what I say...something I myself need to work on. Thanks for the wonderful postive words....
Hug's
Annette

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Annette: Thank you.. I myself struggle with finding the positive at times. Especially right now.
Sending you lots of love today, Nita

A bird in the hand said...

I met Melodie Beatie once, she's a lovely woman.

The barn photo is wonderful. It's such a North American icon. We have them too, exactly the same!

xoxo

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