Monday, October 13, 2014


Saying thanks is so easy, but living with an attitude of gratitude becomes a discipline to be desired and worth fostering. Being thankful for something each day, no matter how trivial it may seem, plants a seed of joy.
Every day of life is a day to give thanks.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Thanksgiving is always a great time to appreciate and celebrate family. Our Okanagan Peters clan met at Bear Creek Provincial Park under a somewhat threatening sky for a good old fashioned wiener roast and a potluck of delicious sides and desserts. 20 children had the biggest lawns to run off their endless energy while the adults enjoyed conversation around a toasty warm fire.

Walking through the Farmers Market near the end of the season filled me with thanks for all the fresh, local produce we have enjoyed since April.

I am thankful for the joy I get creating good food. Instead of the traditional pumpkin pie I ventured out trying a new recipe of a Pecan Apple Cheesecake with a gingersnap crust and a warm apple pecan glaze which was shared with wonderful friends.

I love this fall mosaic of colour, as though the leaves were brushed with paints by passersby.

 " Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, 
is the true measure of our Thanksgiving." 
WT Purkiser


edie said...

Living thankful is different tnan saying thanks.

Shelley said...

Beautiful photos, Marmee! Fall is by far my favourite season and you have captured and enjoyed it beautifully. And that cheesecake looks delish!! :)