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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hakarat Hatov: Recognizing the Good #1




The link for I Heart Macro Week 25 is
through Wednesday evening.

For the remainder of the month of November, I will post a photo (or perhaps a few) each day of something that invited me to pause and lifted up gratitude, joy, perhaps a quiver of awe in my heart the moment I stopped to be present and really see. By reviewing the image/images to share with you, the experience is engraved deeper in my consciousness, strengthening a reserve of gratitude and goodness to savor and draw upon when gloomy weather outside echoes inside, or vice versa. For me this is a devotional photographic journey for developing the soul quality of Hakarat Hatov… recognizing the good, a Jewish spiritual practice for cultivating gratitude. I may add writing some days, I may not, I’ll trust my inner compass to guide me.

I look forward to receiving your written patches of thanks for this year's 

(Instructions for how to participate can be found at the top of this page.)


20 comments:

  1. Great macro pictures. Thank you for logging in my blog, so I foud here :)

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  2. Will send my patch! Love your practices and being along for the gratitude ride.

    Aloha

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  3. Laura, as always, your photographs speak to me. You look beyond the obvious to what lies beneath. I'm grateful for that. And thank you, I'll look forward to adding a little patch to your amazing Gratitude Quilt.

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  4. I love your emphasis on gratitude. True thanksgiving is a beautiful practice to immerse yourself in.

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  5. I've worked all morning, making a "I Am Thankful" header for my blog. :)
    Thank you for stopping over...and I just sent a patch for your quilt.:)
    xo bj

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  6. ...just to say I am following you thru Google Friend Connect...

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  7. Beautiful photos, I like that wonderful backlight!

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  8. Your images are so beautiful
    and this One Woman is thankful for so much.
    Everyday these wonders
    are continually surfacing
    in my mind and I cannot help
    saying over and over again
    Thank You Lord...

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  9. such beautiful photos! lovely details!

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  10. Nice Laura. I look forward to your posts. Can't believe it's time for the quilt again. I have much to think about and collect for my gratitude write.

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  11. One of the things I am grateful for is your blog and the lovely I heart macro meme (which I will join again now that we are getting settled in from our roadtrip and I can pay attention to what day it is and little stuff like that!)

    I took part in the the Gratitude Quilt Project last year and it was a wonderful experience. I plan to do so again; thank you for the reminder!!

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  12. what a lovely idea. I'll send in my contribution as soon as possible. hugs and happy week, G

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  13. PS: Poodle protected! How cute is that. :<)

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  14. I will plan on participating again in the Quilt! And will also try to get to I Heart Macro. My daughter came home sick from college - an abscessed tonsil - 9 hours in the ER and now she is better - but tired and swollen. I like her home, but not like this, poor girl.

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  15. How very beautiful! And agreed - looking through photos does tend to reinforce those beautiful moments.

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  16. Always a pleasure to visit Laura. Your photos are magnificent and your words are always inspiring :)

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  17. The light shining through the hairs on the plant almost look like rays of energy, like Kirlian photography.

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  18. Love the light shining through! Beautiful!

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  19. The rays of light are so ethereal, and the mundane little plant fluff is transformed by it.

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