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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Living in the Land of Gracious Dreams



I was thinking about "Gracious Living" today. I looked up the word gracious, and was happily surprised by the definition. The first definition of gracious was "godly". Now I will admit it said obsolete in italics, but if we endeavor to give it back that meaning, I am sure we can. In fact, I would venture to say we must. I mean it was the number one definition after all! Godly was followed by pleasing, acceptable, marked by kindness and courtesy, graceful, urbane, merciful and compassionate. The word gracious keeps fine company. Then I asked my online Webster for the definition of "dreams". I really liked definition number four: a strongly desired goal or purpose. So I put them together, and thanked God my ancestors endured such hardship so I could, "Live in the Land of Gracious Dreams." I have heard many of your stories, and I know that you, too, are happy for the "Land of Gracious Dreams". Following you will find some china that survived harrowing journey's to come to rest in the "Land of Gracious Dreams". Please enjoy!!! I would love to hear why you love "The Land of Gracious Dreams". Memorial day is coming upon us quickly. A time to remember those who went before. A time to be thankful....

Greater love hath no man than this...........................








If you are happy and you know it clap your hands!!!!!

Blessings, Theresa

13 comments:

Marydon said...

May I do the Irish jig, instead? TY

What a lovely post, T. You said it so profoundly ...

China is of course gorgeous ..
TTFN ~ Marydon

The Muse said...

CLAP CLAP CLAP....
Once more, you have stirred us...moved us...and left us happy!
Thank you so very much for the kindest of anniversary wishes.

And I thank you too for playing Rhyme time...your additions to the game also make me smile! We would be quite a merry musing pair ...

ROAD TRIP! LOL

Carolee Crafts said...

What a beautiful post, makes me realise that I do have it good and am thankful for that.

Graceful Rose said...

Teresa, you always write so eloquently. I enjoy reading your blog and I love your china. You are a gracious person I am sure. I am so thankful to live in this land of opportunity. My parents and grandparents did not have it so easy as we do and I am afraid gracious living evaded them as they worked on the farms and raised lots of children. We are blessed to be sure as far as gracious living, however, I am not sure that we are not missing some of life's simpler pleasures they they appreciated. I wish I could write like you. Did I tell you I am going to write a book one day? I had better learn how to write better than this. Have a blessed day.

Janet

The Muse said...

I have something for you :)

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Blessings!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Dear Ms. Theresa, did I ever tell you that you have the prettiest blog on the block? Well...you do. And surely you are the most gracious blogger I know. You always leave the sweetest comments that just make my day. This Memorial Day I am grateful for the ocean. My Dad, who I was so close to, is gone now but I spent many times by the surf just sitting with him and fishing...a true Daddy's girl if you will. I miss him and I know I will see him at the beach this coming weekend. xo Lynn

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

WEll I just LOVE how you said that.

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Bellamere Cottage said...

I'm clappin!

Great post...thank you!

Hugs,
Spencer

Donna Lynn said...

That was just a beautiful post, thanks for your lovely heartfelt words! You inspire me so much, and I am sorry I haven't been around to visit much lately, been caught up and busy, not much of an excuse!

Take care and have a great weekend to come, hope your getting lovely weather where you are!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Bertie said...

I'm clappin'! Can you hear me?

You have the most beautiful china! Makes me green.....

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

The Muse said...

Teresa, paths of words swirl about us in both day and night…feeding our spirits, with both the sustenance of life and spirit. Bread is a foundation, one of which I am honored you have chosen to share with me.

GWEN said...

I AM CLAPPING MY HANDS AS I AM HAPPY TO HAVE DISCOVERED SUCH A CHARMING BLOG!

Barb said...

Lovely post and I too wish to live with graciousness, Does singing "If you're happy and you know it" while doing actions with my grandchildren qualify for gracious?