... hello Monday (a day late) ... hello Gratitude ...

Hello Tuesday, actually ...
yesterday being a holiday was spent enjoying every moment with
my daughter and son ...
So hello to so much gratitude this week...

Every since my post last week HERE about  being 
Not Young, Thin or Rich 
and
 Still Living a Beautiful Life 
there has been a lightest to my spirit 
that comes with true self acceptance.

Letting go of
 the some day I'll ...
has opened up my soul...
to experience more joy in the everyday...

I hiked for the sheer joy of it...
not in the usual I  have to hike to  better myself mode...
BUT RATHER
 I KNOW THIS IS
 GOOD FOR MY MIND BODY AND SOUL.

This week I reconnected with an old friend
 who has such a catching zest for life...
and
 shares the joys of major hikes!

What is the saying...
when the student is ready...
the teacher will come!
I am absolutely giddy over our future  hiking and biking adventures!


In the middle of writing that post...
another dear friend
asked me to lunch at her club...

Having the time to lunch with a great friend...
is one of life's true gifts.

Hello to gratitude to time spent with my husband...
finding new places for our Friday night date night!

Hello to a full heart getting to spend time with my darling daughter who was home for the weekend...

Hello to having the most marvelous lunch with mothers and daughters
who are the very best of friends.
The four of us had such truly fabulous time..
and I am counting down to our next lunch date!!

Hello to excitement over decorating for the holidays...
I have my holiday landscape all thought out...
and it will only require minimum effort...
and
 last through the spring here in Southern California!

Hello to a heart full of gratitude...
for all that I have in my life.

Hello to the practice of gratitude 
and
 self acceptance...
the two together are helping change my life...

and have propped up a new soap box for me...

I am on a mission to celebrate all the gifts that 
come with the wisdom involved
in growing older...
and 
wiser.


as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life









10 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. Beautiful images and thoughts.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  2. Lovely post, Tamera! The apple pie looks so good!!! But, of course, all of the images are beautiful. You might like my new weekly post, The Joy Boutique! I hope you can stop by! Here's to practicing Gratitude!!

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  3. What elegant and beautiful you are in this post. I love your skirt is gorgeous with the soft color and the beautiful ruffles. The shoes are so cute and the pictures are great.

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  4. My word, that sky is incredible!
    There always sounds as though there is so much to relish about your life, Tamera - though I know there are other elements which are more challenging, of course. But yes to enjoying what we have and making the most of it!
    As always, you look stunning, your images are beautiful, and your words are thoughtful. xxxx

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  5. Beautiful as always my friend. No one wears a turban quite as elegantly as you!
    XoJennifer

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  6. You are an inspiration. Love each word and photo you create. Best to you, Tamera!

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  7. Beautiful photos, together with wise words, always inspiring.

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  8. You are such a film star and even more beautiful inside Tamera.

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  9. love every bit of this, feeling the joy and grattitude. xoxoxxox

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