Monday, July 11, 2011

thankful

The thrill of something new {new, to me, that is} hasn't worn off.
You would hope so.
It's been three days.
By the way I've named her/him - Matisse!
Today was a perfect day to ride mon velo Matisse.
So we did, and then when JB left for work at 5pm ... I did again.
My hair did not even require to be put in a pony tail, and it's not too terribly messy at the moment.
is this real life?
Today as I rode around under a cloudless blue sky,
I was
 thankful
for the colors summer provides.
the air in my lungs.
the flowers in bloom.
... and so many other things and of course, people, in my life.


{we love to bike. (:   both taken on palm beach island, we'll have to get one while we're here}

but back to the thankful bit.
i know i'm not always fully aware of everything i have to be grateful for.
but today I was getting there.  that place of thankfulness.
hope today you are in that place too.
xox

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures with beautiful commentary :) I especially love the picture of the flower with the chair in the background! It's always so refreshing to read the little things others are grateful for :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! that one with the chair your be framed... it's absolutely beautiful.

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  3. i love her. (your new bike) she is so pretty. like her owner. I really should get a bike...even if it is just to fit in..although i really think id do better with a vespa..less movement on my part.

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  4. You guys are so cute! I love the colors of the flowers too! Hope keep having fun!

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  5. i love those moments when you have that conscious thought of how great life is and how wonderful you have it. not that i'm not always thankful and appreciative but i like those moments when i really really think about it and am consciously thankful

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  6. i love those moments when you have that conscious thought of how great life is and how wonderful you have it. not that i'm not always thankful and appreciative but i like those moments when i really really think about it and am consciously thankful

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  7. such a great reminder! God is good!

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  8. My hubs and I love to bike as well!! Your pictures are soo pretty :)

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  9. I want a new bike, mines all rusty and very squeaky!! Lovely photographs too :)

    flora-fricker.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow what a nice post!
    I love refreshing posts like this.
    Just pure, genuine happiness.

    Sarah-your blog is definitely one of my favorites to read. You're always so genuine and comfortable in your life it seems.

    www.mypersonaldaydream.blogspot.com

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  11. You guys are so sweet on your bikes! I also think the photo with the chair & rose is SO gorgeous.

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  12. What a sweet post chica! And lovely pictures as well. Love those Rudbeckia (sun-flower type daisies). So pretty!

    xoxo

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  13. This post is so beautiful!
    Love the pictures!

    xo

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  14. i really love living vicariously through your posts--being overseas and biking all day to markets and through flowers and stuff? dream.

    keep on keepin' on! it all seems so fun!

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  15. Yes! Matisse is my fave, I would seriously consider it for a daughter one day since I'm so artsy :)

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  16. Such beautiful words and photos! I have to say, yours is one of my favorite blogs to visit. I always feel so happy looking through your photos!

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  17. You are beautiful, and so is this post! Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for the little things :)

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  18. such a great post, and you look adorable, as always :)

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  19. just ordered a new beach cruiser for my bday (per your suggestion, so I am thankful for you! :) matt & i are going to go for bike rides while he's home for 2 weeks. i've been dreaming of these bike rides since he left. & beautiful pictures/flowers as usual

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  20. Fantastic pictures! very beautiful!

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  21. Such a great post! It's always so nice being reminded of the things you have to be thankful for in life! And you're such a great photographer - love these pictures

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  22. this was so sweet! i live abroad too (italy) and sometimes we forget what is around us - or become jaded to the beauty! love your photos!
    and your blog is great! newest follower here.
    mariss :)

    p.s. hosting an awesome jewelry giveaway if you're interested!

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  23. cute! i am proud of your bravery- i haven't got a bike here. you have to ride them in traffic here in oxford, and with the "wrong side of the road" traffic, i've been too scared. :) ha! enjoy!!!

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  24. How exciting!!!! And these photos are phenomenal!

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  25. I love that rose and chair picture!!! Beautiful pics!
    Ps. I think I have been commenting from christian's account. So if you get comments from his account example: "sayd you looks so cute wish I was smelling the flowers with you" that's me not Christian. Haha

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