I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.


I am enchanted by October.  I find everything about this month irresistible.  The sound and feeling of the crunch of leaves as I walk in the morning, the light that blazes so clear that is reveals all the nuances of the landscape, the vistas filled with oranges and yellows against an impossibly blue sky.  Then in the evening the gift of the orange of a blazing harvest moon, with Venus sitting like a diamond next to it accompanied by the smell of the first fires being lit in nearby homes.  All of the beauties of this month I give thanks for.

But most of all I give thanks that I am still able to be enchanted by October.  For October brought to my family our greatest tragedy.  A tragedy I wasn’t sure that I would be able to survive.  But I did and we all did.  And I give thanks that although my heart will fill with sadness this month, I am still able to be enchanted with October’s beauty.

‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.’, Rainbow Rowel

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives. “Praise with elation, praise every morning,  God’s re-creation of the new day.” Eleanor Farjeon from Morning Has Broken.

Thank you for joining me today,


Image by Eric Whitacre.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

20 Responses

  1. Nancy Rocereto

    Thank you for your ongoing inspirational posts. May God continue to give you the grace to inspire others who face difficulties in their lives. THANK YOU!

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  2. Hi Bernadette! I thought that I had visited your blog and was following along. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure out that I wasn’t. But that will be quickly remedied! This is a beautiful post! October enchants me, as well. There is something magically captivating about it, and I am beyond grateful that I find October magical and captivating! Thank you for this little reminder!

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