Monday, November 28, 2011


Gratitude is this week's Texture Tuesday Theme, and what better way to wrap up a month of Thanksgiving then reflecting on thoughts of Gratitude.

Be Thankful For...
by Author Unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary
Because it means you've made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

Copyright© 2007-2011

Here I added 1 layer of kk_MusicLovin, multiply @ 64%; 1 layer of kk_paper2, overlay @ 67%; and I topped it off with a little "Gratitude" script.

Happy Texture Tuesday! :)



Teresa said...

I love this Linda it's so bright and cheerful and the texture work is lovely . . . .I really enjoyed your list of "gratitudes" Teresa x

deborah said...

Beautiful prose Linda and magnificent photo. and I give thanks that you are so generous in gifting your beautiful textures.

Pat Mark said...

This is great. Love the inspired words you included. The photo is gorgeous on it's own but the texture gives it a whole new look. Very nice. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Amy said...

Very pretty, like a painting!

Julie Legg Photo said...

I love the thankful poem!! Beautiful soft floral shot. Wonderful stuff!

Sherri B. said...

What wise words...and a beautiful photo!

Kathleen said...

Such a happy photo! I love the bright yellow against the green, and the textures you've used give this a painterly quality that is just wonderful. I appreciate your thoughts on gratitude, too -- so true.

Amarie said...

Love it!

kareninkenai, artist said...

a wonderful post and beautiful image and texturing. thank you {texture tuesdays}

Mira said...

Your texture work is lovely but I don't think it would work so great if your photo was not that good though. The color is just beautiful, love that yellow and green.

Lynne said...

Linda, your photos are incredibly beautiful! I love each and everyone you've posted for Texture Tuesday-the flowers and the Thanksgiving leaves are stupendous!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love the Gratitude words of wisdom -- I always try to look on the bright side of things. Your photo and editing is inspiring. Great work, Linda. :)

Pat said...

Lovely post!

I'm Veronica said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Lynette said...

Wow, I love the colors in this, beautiful treatment.