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30 July 2008 20 comments

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."

Meister Eckhart

From Wisdom Quotes: Quotations to inspire and challenge - by Jone Johnson Lewis

Join the The GRATITUDE Challenge NOW!!!


In order to be able to achieve and maintain happiness we need to, actively, be able to do two things:
Complain and then let go (Dump the baggage, the roadblocks to happiness.)
Openly Express Gratitude (The open expression of gratitude promotes happiness.)After all, everyone has something to be grateful for and/or something to complain about. If you would like to accept the challenge, please follow the appropriate link and do so: "Are You Grateful?", "Complain Complain Complain."Contributors to "Are You Grateful?" & "Complain Complain Complain" are: 1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Max 3-DianaCA's Metamorphoses 4-Mental Poo 5-My Thoughts 6-Baba Doodlius 7-Wake Up America 8-Life is a Roller Coaster 9-Life and Me 10-pinay mommy's love blog 11-My Happiness Haven 12-And Life Goes On for a Filipino Mom 13-Blessed Sanctuary 14-Expressions And Thoughts 15-Memories by Jenn 16-Reminiscence of My Adventures 17-In the Life of Mne 18-Juliana's Lair 19-Pinay Wahm 20-Lucid Creativity 21-Winged Words 22-Irresistible Fascinations 23-A Little Time 24-See Me For What You Will 25-Greatest Reviews 26-ETC ATBP 27-Gandacious 28-We Are Family 29-Journey to this thing called LIFE 30- 31- 32-BaReFooTeD Me 33-Uncomplicated 34-Points of View 35-Pride & Prejudice 36-Colorful World 37-Nora's Notes 38-A Daily Walk With Bill & Gina 39-Strange but True 40-Everything Under The Sun ( Beth Rebokon ) 41-Kaleidoscope 42-Fil-Oz Blog 43- 44-Comedy Plus 45-Blogging by Sandee 46-Soul Meets World 47-Mae's Memoirs 48-Beyond the Rave Reality 49-Amori, poesie, arte, chat by Hanna 50-Attached at the Hip 51-Carver's Sight or is that Site? 52-Empress Reviews 53-Simple Pleasures In My Heart 54-Lourdes' mia 55-A Grateful Heart 56-Majorsleepyhead 57-Scrappy n Happy in Ohio 58-CHOC MINT GIRL 59-Extraordinary Things 60-ZOOROPAZOO 61-BeNolSatuEm 62-As The World Turns 63-Your Caring Angels 64-Life Is Wonderful To Know Everyday 65-Sugar Magnolias 66-Little Peanut 67-Creative In Me 68-Me and Mine 69-Pea in a Pod 70-the diary of the Pink & Brown Wedding 71-good thoughts, good trades, good life 72-My Blog - all things me 73-Rainbows 74-Little Corner of Mine 75-Me, Myself and I 76-My Planet Purple 77-Amel's Realm 78-A Handful of Surprises 79-A Detour 80-Something Purple 81-Vanity Kit 82-Are You Grateful? 83-A Simple Life 84-BlogTips.Com 85-Balitang Kalye 86-Mariuca 87- Emila Yusof 88-A Total Blog 89-My Life in this Wonderful World 90-MommyAllehs 91-Things That Suck 92-A Mother's Stuff 93-Princess Vien 94-My Inner Thoughts Revealed 95-Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 96-Apples Of The Eyes 97-Nita's Random Thoughts 98-Nita's Corner 99-Thomas Digital Services 100-A Mother's Thoughts101-Meltwater. Torrents. Meanderings. Delta 102-My Perfect Escape 103-Vanidosa. Marie 104-Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 105-Lynda's Loft 106-Listening..Learning..Living 107-LadyJava's Lounge 108-The Painted Veil 109-Poeartica 110-Maryannaville 111-the life of a psychotic weirdo 112-CARPE DIEM 113-Turn-u-Off 114-asian mutt international 115-Petty Ramblings of a Petty Queen 116-LIFE IS A ROLLER COASTER 117-AZZY'S BLOG-A-ROONIE! 118-glad to be here 119-WilStop 120-Dare to Blog 121-WebGeek Journal 122-Foster Me Up 123-This is My Life 124-DaveylynneDR 125-Life Realities 126-aNgRiAniWorld Dot Com 127-All That Matters 128-My Inspiration Sharing Land 129-Hidup Biar Sedap 130-Mutiara Hati 131-EM Muhammad 132-I Digress 133-Mapped Memories 134-Working It 135-Startin' A New Life too, 136-Little Secret 137-FEEL FREE to Express Yourself 138-iAM-Mai 139-SOLOFLIGHT 140-BLACKNICKEL 141-NEUROPATCH 142-EMJEI SAYS 143-Big Money List 144-daily information 145-TRCoach 146-LOVE YOUR LIFE! 147- INSTANT MESSAGES 148-MEME ME 149-mEldita's untamed world 150-mEldita's uncensored life 151-i.MEL.dific 152-SNAPSHOT 153-DAILY STOCK PICKS 154-The Pet Haven 155-Pet's Garden Blog 156-Ketuk_angel Weblog 157-laketrees



20 comments: to “ JUST TWO WORDS!! so far...

  • Anonymous 31.7.08

    lovely graphics - I like it. john.the.lazy

  • Kim 31.7.08

    hello John..
    thanks...the graphic ..compliments of my daughter... ie ..leading me to the MY FONTS site....
    excellent if you are in the mood to procrastinate :)

  • Lisa Lorenz 1.8.08

    Hi Kim, was thinking of you last night while I was reading my book and looking at our beautiful portraits in our mbroom....Oh I love them. Then voila this morning I saw your note on my blog.
    I just wanted to comment on your blog and say hi and mention how great it much going on. I also want to say I love that Barker Boys portrait. What an accomplishment. You look super in the pic too..and it was great to see an orginal Barker boy! Summer is coasting by over here in the great North. Hasnt been so great. Lots of rain. Oh well, it beats the snow..LOL. Best wishes to you mate, have a great day...xoxoxo Lisa

  • Anonymous 1.8.08

    So often more times than not people are never thankful until it is entirely to late to say thank you to that important someone. This can serve as a digital reminder as such.

    Thanks You.

  • Anonymous 1.8.08

    Hi Maestro Kim of Laketrees Fine Art Gallery,

    My Boss gave me a free lunch break after eating on-the-run all week!

    Did Meister Eckhart von Hochheim hear God say just two words, "you're welcome?" ;~))

    Am I grateful I don't have the Time in the Bottle to join the Gratitude Challenge now or should I send my Time in the Bottle comment to "Complain, Complain, Complain"??? ;~)))

  • Kim 1.8.08

    hi ya Lisa...
    isn't time flying...
    it seems like only yesterday that you were getting ready to leave Copenhagen..
    we have had quite a bit of rain and even "snow" in Sydney.....
    only one month until spring..yee haa...
    thanks for your cheery comments...
    we love our Lisa Lorenz paintings too !!!
    have a great weekend..:) :)

    hello Benjamin...
    very true...
    this would probably make a good fridge magnet..

    hi Miss MP
    sounds like you've been busy...
    lol...Mister Eckhart would be pretty blessed to get a response like that ;)
    I have yet to get around to Complain, Complain, Complain...but when I do....Technorati's ears will be burning *evil smile*

  • Amy Lilley Designs 1.8.08

    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you..

    my heart overflows /w gratitude...

  • Kim 1.8.08

    :) Amy :) :) :) :) :) :)
    *smiling at Amy*

  • Anonymous 1.8.08

    No, thank YOU, Kim for being such a great blogging friend :-)

    Now I'm off to find out why it's the horses birthday....

  • Speedcat Hollydale 2.8.08

    The gratitude challenge too?? I think your typewriter is broken.

  • Netster23 3.8.08

    Hello Kim,

    Just drop by to say hello :) I see you have new design :) look good!


  • Kim 3.8.08

    hi Netster
    thank you...
    I just changed!!!

  • Kim 3.8.08

    good onya Diane....
    the horses in the southern hemisphere have their birthday in August...for the rest it's January.......

    lol Speedy...
    no ...
    but the font site initiated the blog makeover :)

  • Unknown 3.8.08

    hello Kim,

    I love the way how you layout the "Thank You.."

    God.. Thank You for everything..

    Ohh speaking of thank you, that reminds me that there are few thank you s that i need to say to some friends.

    Heppy blogging and have a great day everyday Kim :)

  • Sandee 4.8.08

    First, I love your new look. Clean and crisp. Awesome. I see the both of us needs killin in this meme. Very well done. I'm glad you stole it from me. A fun one to do. Have a great day. :)

  • Kim 4.8.08

    hi Sandee...
    thanks...white space is hard to beat :)
    lol...and it looks like we are still alive !!!
    great meme !!!.....
    it WAS fun...
    you have a terrific day too :)

  • DubLiMan 4.8.08

    Your “Gratitude Statement” has been posted on the “Gratitude Site.” The URL is < >. Don't forget to come by and copy/paste the current list of participants back to your post. Doing this frequently insures maximum link benefit for everyone who participates. And by keeping your list current with mine you won't have to respond to individual participant requests to add them to your list. Staying current is optional. However, if you do stay current, you will maximize the “link-love” for everyone who participates. My suggestion is to schedule a visit to < > once every couple of weeks and add the new participant links.

    Please let me know if there are any changes that you would like to make to the post.

    Thanks for participating. If possible, try to get others to participate; again, totally optional. Also, you can contribute as many “Statements of Gratitude” and/or “Complaints” as you wish.

  • Kim 4.8.08

    thanks for calling by Mel...
    will continue to update..
    have a great day !!!

  • Anonymous 4.8.08

    This is so right on. I've been reading a lot about the Law of Attraction and affirmations, and Thank you is the fastest way to bringing to you the life that you want. And it works wonders! So THANK YOU for sharing this to all of us!

  • Kim 4.8.08

    you're very welcome Christine...
    I just watched Schindler's List ...again (last night)...and realised that Spielberg must have had gratitude as an underlying theme....

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news