Month: November 2014

Be Thankful

By Author Unknown

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,

for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,

because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,

because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,

because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who

are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,

and they can become your blessings.

thanksgiving inspired table blue and white via belle vivir

Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate our tables for that special occasion.  From rustic table decor to opulence, the possibilities are endless.  To give you some inspirations, here are a few beautiful ideas of table decor for your Thanksgiving celebration.  Enjoy!

thanksgiving inspired table fruits and leaves via belle vivir


thanksgiving inspired table green and purple via belle vivir


thanksgiving inspired table turkey purcelain via belle vivir


thanksgiving inspired table white pumpkin and green leaves via belle vivir




thanksgiving inspired table deer and wood via belle vivir


Images found through Country Living, Pinterest and Aftcra,

I’ve only been on a horse three times in my life but, if I ever decide to make horseback riding a hobby, this idyllic place in Warwickshire, England would be the place to go for some training.  It wouldn’t hurt to relieve the pain of a long day of horseback riding with a nice massage in front of the fireplace.  Enjoy!




images by Francois Halard for Vogue Magazine