Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. Life has its ups and downs and sometimes hands us challenges, but it is always best to look for the positive, such as good health, a comfortable home, the love of family and friends, and of course the beauty of a garden. We often take so much that we have for granted, so on occasion, I like to share one of my favorite quotes, "Life is not about counting the days but making the days count...and while you're making the days count, always be sure to stop and smell the roses." I know this is a combination of two quotes and a little cliche, but these are words I try to live by.
While reflecting today, I want to thank all my readers who have followed me throughout the years, many whom I feel I've gotten to know on a more personal level. I appreciate all your visits and comments and love to visit your blogs. You've made me laugh, cry (sometimes a combination of both!) and your posts and beautiful photographs are something I always look forward to. I never knew that when I started this blog in 2010, that blogging would form so many new relationships and develop such close connections with others who share the same passion, whether they be in the same area or far away.