Giving Thanks

A little card I made

We're crawling towards December.
A time for celebrations. Family time. Laughter and joy.

A time for reflection.
To look back and give thanks.

I have a lot to be thankful for.
First of all I'm very grateful for my life.
To be alive.

It's not something I take lightly or for granted. Were it not for the excellent medical care I received, I would not be speaking to you today.

A little autumn inspired vignette in my attic room

It's humbling though to be aware of these things.

It too makes me grateful for the people who choose to work in health care. To devote many hours, long days and nights of their lives to the health of others.

Autumn browns from our garden

It reminds me to be thankful for small (and bigger) things in everyday life as well.

The leaves are gone, it's getting colder

Like spotting this bird in the tree near my window.

And a beautiful weathered grey barn door.


is the wordprompt at Our Beautiful World this week.

It's also the last week that our dear friend Shahrul is part of the OBW team.

So sad to see her leaving...

vintage girl photo found here and with some editing in photoshop by me

Dear Shahrul, it's been such a pleasure and blessing to meet you and see you're beautiful work both in photography and mixed media arts. Wishing you a blessed and wonderful time after OBW. We'll keep on following your journey!


Linking my browns, greys and whites with

Mona's Picturesque - Floral Love Beautiful Brown
Petite Michelle Louise - Grey Dey Thursdey
Becky'sTimewashed - Blissful Whites Wednesday

(Update: I wished to link to Blissful Whites but Becky is taking a well deserved party break untill New Year. If you love vintage whites, be sure to check out her blog.)

Wishing you, my dear blogfriends,
a happy and beautiful day.

xx Wen


  1. Lovely post of Giving Thanks. Your sweet images make me smile and I am thankful for you and your health and your blog. Very Thankful...

  2. Lovely and meaningful post!

  3. een hele mooie kaart! en mooie foto's. sterkte met je gezondheid

  4. Beautiful post and beautiful photos ... Will send a photo for you ... Thanks!!

  5. Wat een prachtig werkje heb je gemaakt Wendy en wat is het toch steeds weer genieten van je mooie foto's!!

  6. What a beautiful post Wendy, you always manage to leave me breathless!

  7. What a beautiful post, dear Wendy.TFS.
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  8. Dear Wendy,
    your post is so very beautiful, in both words ,pictures,and your beautiful creations and vignettes.
    I`m happy that you are still here, my friend, to give joy to your blogging friends. Life is truly precious and we are blessed to be here.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  9. I found your blog this evening through OBW. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I think I could spend hours here!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from the USA.

  10. Wat een prachtige foto's en wat een mooie woorden.
    Ik ben een beetje verliefd geworden op die oude schuurdeur.
    fijne dag
    groetjes Marja

  11. beautiful sentiments. heartfelt words. they touched me. "merci" for sharing your always. (lovely grey farm doors too!) ;)

  12. This is yet another beautiful post :). I agree with you about being thankful just to be alive, and let alone other big and little things in life. I'm grateful to have met and know you!. Thankful your your inspiring, gorgeous artwork!!. And the lovely Pinterest pins :). Have a great week, giving thanks!. HUGS.

  13. Such a heart warming post dear friend!
    I am so very glad you are here with us today to tell your story. We are grateful for you and your beautiful heart which is felt through your beautiful creations.
    I love all of your images and especially for sentiments.
    Much love,


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen