Gracias Madre, Gracias Padre

Morning transcendence: Mount St. Helens steams like my coffee cup.

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
— John Milton

Grateful for kissing Nathaniel, this fiery spark of a man.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
— Albert Schweitzer

Lola soul.
Yagé soul.

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
— James Herriot

Grateful for patient horses, and for adversity to help strengthen my core.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lotus breath.

Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.
― Amit Ray

Grateful to grow up so very loved.

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
― Thornton Wilder

Artful house full of gratitude.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
―  Friedrich Nietzsche

Best friends help you build heaven. Thank you, forever and sincerely.

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
― Elizabeth Gilbert

One Reply to “Gracias Madre, Gracias Padre”

  1. Love the pictures. The picture of your Dad is one I wouldn’t take any amount of riches for….he was waiting for you, his precious daughter.

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