weekly photo challenge: thankful

November 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm 8 comments



 
it’s sunday after thanksgiving. in the early morning light, i see the orange tree in the backyard with its fruits turning yellow. year in and year out, it doesn’t fail to provide fruits to enjoy and to share in the springtime.

the orange tree bears its fruits in silence. and just like the things that we know will always be there, it’s easy to take its generosity for granted.

i understand that one flaw in the human character is to realize and appreciate the value of something when it’s already gone. but it shouldn’t be that way. don’t you think it behooves us to give credit when it’s due in a timely manner?

today, i want the orange tree to represent everyone and everything that keeps on giving without thought of return. i stand before you in humble gratitude. thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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a thanksgiving story a gif that keeps on giving

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 76sanfermo  |  November 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Yours is a thought that ought to be shared.
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  November 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      anna:

      thank you for the nice compliment.

      Reply
  • 3. island traveler  |  November 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    It must be amazing to wake up in the morning greeted with an awesome , refreshing view from your backyard. Beautiful!

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  November 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      island traveler:

      i won’t say awesome, but there are a few fruit trees to share with friends. a couple of persimmon trees, an orange tree, a couple of apple trees, a lemon tree, and a pear tree.

      Reply
  • 5. Sunshine  |  November 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    WOW, look at all those fresh oranges and waiting to be picked!! I also agree that we should get into the habit of appreciating life in the moment and not after it has passed us by. ;)

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  November 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      sunshine:

      want to have some? they won’t be ready until the springtime. :)

      Reply
      • 7. Sunshine  |  November 29, 2012 at 5:21 am

        Springtime just around the corner!!!

        Thanks, Plaridel! :)

        Reply
        • 8. plaridel  |  November 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm

          sunshine:

          you’re welcome. :)

          Reply

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