Thursday, November 17, 2011

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY- GIVEAWAY - $15 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD

Hi Everyone,

This Thankful Thursday giveaway will run until December 1- giving you two weeks to let your friends know.
This is a $15 Starbucks gift card.
Leave a comment on this post I would love for you to be a follower

I had quite a day the other day I was in a hurry, you know the feeling you are running a bit late so  your a little more eager to get where you are going. I end up behind a garbage truck and there is a double yellow line, so I can't pass, I am definitely going to be behind this truck for a while. Each time the truck stops to lift another garbage can, to slowly empty its contents into the back, time is now in slow motion.  The lifting arm comes down  even slower than when it went up. I'm thinking why?? why behind a garbage truck. This goes on for a good  slow mile. Tired of looking at the back of the truck I look to my left and I see the most beautiful reds, oranges and yellows in varying degrees of hues.  I look in awe and I gasp. If I hadn't been slowed down by this garbage truck I may have missed the splendor of these trees.  What a wonderful reminder that I was to stop and behold the beauty and be thankful for what I have. Today I am thankful for my sight

Ps. I ended up behind two more garbage trucks, one right after the other until I reached my destination. Go figure. My destination (although not final one) was an aromatic pastry shop-- YUM-- some things are just worth waiting for

What do you think the moral of this story would be?

29 comments:

  1. When you want your pastry you have to leave 10 minutes earlier? LOL
    I have had many many days like that but they never end up at a pastry shop... and you are right we have to stop and take in all the beauty that surrounds us everyday.

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  2. That the ole saying, "stop and smell the roses", can also mean seeing the colors of trees in fall, watching a sunset, or taking in the smell of an awesome bakery...how's that for a moral! lol

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  3. Yes, it is nice to be able to slow down. We get in such a hurry with jobs, life and the day to day that we forget to take the time to view the important things.

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  4. People are in such a hurry then wonder where the time went. Autumn colors are a fav of mine. Here in Central TX we finally have some Autumn color. Thanks for giveaway chance. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  5. Be patient; All good things come to those who wait. I hope the pastry was delicious! The Autumn was worth seeing and sounds as if it cheered you up. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  6. What an inspirational story! Moral of the story? I was going to say "stop and smell the roses", but Dawn already said that. How about "live for today; this ain't no dress rehearsal". TFS!--Pat N.

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  7. Your so generous with your giveaways and sharing your talent on here each day. Thanks for sharing. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing! :)
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  9. It is only too often that we take our senses for granted! Thanks so much for the reminder
    Lisa

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  10. Be in the moment. Not rushing through life! Awesome story!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blospot.com

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  11. It's always hurry up and wait... and I definitely think it was worth the wait! Thanks for another chance to win... it does seem that what comes around, goes around, and I think I am due for a giveaway, I have been very lucky with all these generous scrappers! Thanks sweetie!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for the invite. I love your cards. Also thank you for hopping in our blog hop.

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  13. Diana your story brought tears to my eyes it is so true somedays we are rushing around so much we forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful things that are right in front of us. Thank you so much for reminding me....

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  14. Slow doen and enjoy the simple things! Thanks for the chance to win! Love my coffee!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my Blog! So happy you left me your blog info...love it :) I'll be following you!!

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  16. My thoughts are "stop and smell the roses". Total cliche', but they're usually right! :0) Love this story and the reminder. ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog today, too! Was so happy to see your comment. I just LOVE your blog. :0)

    Hugs,

    Amy Jo ~ (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for the chance! Thankful Thursdays are such a wonderful idea - good time to reflect o the week! I follow as Dee.

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  18. Yumm! Starbucks! Favorite place to kick back and think about just about everything! Love your blog & Starbucks! Thanks for the opportunity!
    -Sydney
    http://simplicitybysydney.blogspot.com/

    bball_hoops28@hotmail.com

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  19. yay for starbucks! sometimes it's important to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty that's all around us, it puts things in perspective!

    i follow as christina on gfc...cgul689 at gmail dot com

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  20. I think sometimes we have to be forced to slow down and actually see something.
    I'm a new follower!

    siilentii27 at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm learning to slow down - my body is telling me that constantly! Thanks for a chance at the candy too.

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  22. Yummy I love starbucks, thank you for the giveaway!!!! I am a follower.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  23. We sometime need to slow down. As the saying going "say stop and smell rose" Blessing!

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  24. Stop and smell the coffee!! (or roses?!) lol Thanks for a chance at a terrific giveaway!--Pat N.

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  25. patience
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    lane.family at yahoo.com

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  26. Oh, it drives me crazy when that happens!

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  27. So...in the end, what did you get at the bakery?? I'm following now as Kathy Eyre

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  28. We all need a little patience now and then. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Starbucks!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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