Gratitude: Theme Thursday

The priest at Mass this morning said that our souls are called to gratitude the way a sun coaxes a seed to burst forth from its shell.  Whatever my other failings (and there are many), my heart brims with gratitude.

For God’s creation:


Palm Desert sunset, f/9, 1/4000th, ISO 800

For family:



For babies, children, elderly…  life at all its stages:


For the bounty, especially the bacon stuffing being prepared by my awesome sister-in-law as I type. 🙂

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Happy Thanksgiving!


the Darrs

P.S. During your break between dinner and dessert, check out my new Advent article at Catholic Exchange, The Advent of a Mother’s Heart.  Then you won’t be sad about the end of Thanksgiving because Advent is almost heeeeeeeeeere!

P.P.S. Catholic/Christian Bloggers: come back tomorrow for the 3 Reasons I Love Advent link-up.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! great post.:)

    I am getting a 3 reasons post set to link this weekend…thanks for issuing and invite on the FB bloggers’ page/

    Hope you had a wonderful day!

    God bless
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