Count Your Blessings and Watch Them Multiply
Sending you all a little blessing from nature today, especially for those of you who are stuck in the house and or confined. This is a little sample of my daily meanderings as I work. Such beautiful creatures I get to interact with everyday, and I’m particularly happy visiting them at my clients houses, since I have detoured them out of my yard so they don’t destroy my garden. This is in a protected community in Portola Valley Ranch in Portola Valley, Ca. where animals roam freely and safe. They are grateful to be spared on Turkey Day and send their appreciation and empathy to others who will be dinner. Gobble, Gobble.
Thank you Hunter for protecting Lady and Harry! We wish we had you, when Cinnabar, our Moulukan Cockatoo and Pickle were alive!!!!!
Blessed are we to share the earth with divine creatures of our universe and each other, as we continue to support one another in whatever we are going through in life. However you spend your holiday, enjoy the bounty of the season and each other. My 2 kids are getting tested before they come and for the first time in 40 years we will NOT be hosting Thanksgiving with our parents and siblings and cousins. Weather permitting, we will have turkey sandwiches on the deck in our pods the day after hopefully, and toast to our health, abundance and plant a tree to honor the one we lost and our earth for better days to come. With parents 85, 86, 91 & 94 we are being mindful and safe. It’s such a reminder to be creative and open to embracing life as we find it and making the most of situations adapting to whatever life hands us and not be thrown off our center.
Stay Strong and Stay Safe.
Love and Blessings
Thank you always for your support, liking (if you do, of course), commenting and or sharing.
Nice photos Cindy!😍😍
thanks Nawaz!!! ❤️
Beautiful pictures and so much positivity. Stay Happy Cindy♥️
Thanks much! 🥰
Sooo enthusiastic!! 😀
Thank you! Yes, these are beautiful creatures and serene pictures—especially for those of us who don’t get outside much, or don’t have this kind of wildlife in our backyard. ❤️🦋🌀
You’re welcome and thanks forf visiting Sheila! Glad you enjoyed it!!! Have a great day!
How wonderful to be surrounded by so many wild creatures (and tame creatures). Happy Thanksgiving. <3
yes, so true!!! and to you Diana!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ xo
Thank you for sharing these beautiful animal images and Thanksgiving wishes. I am sorry for the loss of your cockatoo. Your dog looks like a loyal friend. Wishing you all the best for Thanksgiving ❤️
Thanks for visiting and your kind wishes. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well Ingrid! Thanks, he was amazing and Hunter a gem! ❤️❤️❤️ ✨🌸🌸🌸 Cindy
Divine creatures🤗🤗Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome!!! Thank you!
Serene and beautiful..both your post and the photos.
Happy Thanksgiving Cindy. This year all things are celebrated in a different manner but spirit remains the same.
Glad yhou liked it Yeshu! Thanks much and So true that we are shifting into different tine but same wonderful spirits. Lovely said. And to you!! ❤️👏👏🙏 Cindy
Counting my blessings always 🙏 My Dad was transferred to a hospice facility today. He’s contracted COVID-19 and has a a heart attack. Keep us in your prayers my dear Cindy. I have been praying for you and your family, especially your Dad too🙏 May love guide our way always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Yes, me too and sending love and prayers your way to your Dad and you and your family as well. I appreciate yours as well! It’s a challenging time. Stay safe as you lead in love and light! 💕❤️Cindy
Wonderful post Cindy 🙂💐, the pictures are amazing 😍 🙂
Such beautiful pictures Cindy❤️ And you are truly one of those luckiest people on earth to witness these divine creatures roam freely in their own surroundings. 😊 Hunter is so adorable and you look so beautiful in that picture 😍❤️
Happy Thanksgiving 🤗🤗❤️❤️
Oh thanks so much Samreen!!! It truly is a blessing to share the earth with beautiful animals in their natural setting. Awww thanks so much!
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Samreen! Have a great day!! 💕❤️😇
Always a pleasure to visit you Cindy ❤️ Yes, it is 😊
Thank you dear and you too have a great week ahead🤗🤗❤️❤️
I’m sure I’ll see you soon! URTS!!! You too! ❤️
Those were all beautiful descriptions and wonderful photos! Hunter looks very wise and solemn!✨ I have a pet dog as well and he’s my best friend!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!❤️
Oh thank you so much!!!
Glad you enjoyed them. I appreciate your kind thoughts! He is all of that. Oh that’s so sweet! What is your dogs name? Happy thanksgiving to you too!! 💕❤️xo Cindy
My pleasure! His name is Willy (inspired by Willy Wonka 😂)!
Oh that’s so cute!!! Willy of Willy Wonka! A great name! ❤️
He says thank you!!😂💕
You’re welcome Willy!!! Woof wool. 💕
Ha, you’re here too, D. You certainly do get around. 😉
Dear Cindy, Beautiful pictures of all different kind of living creatures….wow, you’re able to be near to so many of them….your photos & words bring peace & calmness in me….that’s simply amazing….my son loves husky in general….he says when he’ll be an adult (he’s almost 8 yrs), he will have 6 dogs….he’s always loved all kinds of animals….your pictures & love reminded of his love towards animals….our small family has 2 siamese cats, one labradoodle & 6 chickens (/hens)….plus we are 4 humans in this family….several years back we had 2 rabbits as well….the beauty is the way he shows his love to them, they get attached to him very quickly….thanks for a wonderful sharing ❤️
Thanks for your visit and appreciation of all life’s creatures!
I’m glad you enjoyed the pics and my thoughts of love. Your so. Sounds amazing! Wait till he starts feeding and caring for 6. He may change his mind.. you have your share of animals as well! Your kids are definitely at the right age for more animals. I’d love chickens a bit I don’t dare invite more coyotes-:(.
You sound rich and blessed with such a loving family as well! So lovely! You’re welcome and thanks for visiting today. ❤️💕🙏 Cindy
It’s my pleasure Cindy….haha, I told him those 6 dogs will eat crazy amount of food & then all the training….he says, “I don’t care, I would still love to have 6 dogs…they’ll protect me…and Btw daddy, you’ll be buying the food”….🤣….mI couldn’t stop laughing & giving him kisses….he’s simply so funny & cute….we had to also put a fence around the hen house to protect them from fox….I’m blessed with my family….I think I’ve missed your “Fri-yay” post….had been sick….and this reader shows only latest….but good you wrote “visiting today”….that made me think 😊….have wonderful & peaceful moments ❤️✨
however, you ended up in trash, I’ll never know! lol, yes and eat you out of house and home. Smart boy. lol. and Daddy will end up with them.. I have a few of those inherited pets. That is so cute you had some good laughs!!! So special! Oh yeah, foxes would have a field day with the foxes. Wonder what he’s afraid of. Oh sorry you’ve been sick.. Hope your’re on the mend. Yeahm who knows what’s up with W.P. Rest up and lay low. I appreciated that.. I’m tired earlier with the time change these days. ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy
Thanks….I’ve been feeling better. Seasonal cough & cold….yeah, my son is truly cute….I hope this time shift will stop one day….what’s the need….much love ❤️
Oh thank goodness!!!! It’s good to know as there is always a worry of covid. He sounds adorable! Yes, it will change.. it’s time!!! ❤️ Rest up…shending hugs.. xo 🤗🤗🤗
Oh yeah, this covid-19 has changed the scene….so took a test just to be safe….it was negative….everything is fine….thanks for your kind words….much love & (spirit)ual hugs ❤️
I know right?! I don’t get the flu shot.. barely get sick but now there is this heightend awareness. Oh so glad you were negative. You are so welcome. feeling your spirt and hug and hears one back to you!❤️❤️❤️ Cindy
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cindy. And that is one heck of a big buck! Peace, my friend. –Curt
Thank you Curt and to You!!! I little blurred with my zoom but what the hey!!!! Peace and always love to you too! ❤️. Cindy
I’m glad you share here ❤️
So Very Kind to hear! Thanks Era! ❤️
It’ll be a different kind of holiday season but you can make it special regardless 💖
Thanks Shelly!! Yes for sure!!! You have a good one as well!
Lovely pics Cindy. Happy Thanksgiving. Stay blessed ❤️
Thanks Radhika! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! 💕❤️ and you too!
I’m just thankful that I was able to find my way here. Cindy! It was a torturous route, but I found some interesting things along the way. 🙂
First I clicked on your little icon that you left on one of my posts when you hit up the Like button (thanks for that). That took me to your Gravatar. I had no idea that you were so blonde and fit and so that was a nice stopping point. I read all about you (life coach – interesting!) and then looked at the link for your website. It looked broken but I clicked on it anyway. And found that indeed it was broken. But I’m smart, and so I fixed it (you should do the same on your Gravatar though – not everyone is as clever as me). I removed the character after the www and put a dot in instead (so that http://wwwluniquelyfit.net/ became http://www.uniquelyfit.net/) and then hit enter. Voila – a web page appeared! So, again I’m learning stuff here – I didn’t even know that you had a health and wellness facility! I moseyed around there for a while and then noticed a link to a blog. Here’s hoping, I thought to myself. One click later and I was there (here)! Great journey, Cindy – thanks for that. I have a new-found appreciation of you and what you do. 🙂
Hope (but I know) that you’re having a great day.
I wondered why I hadn’t seen you visiting lately. Thanks for managing to find your way around and thank you for the nice compliments! Oh my, this is all more than I understand. I
Don’t even understand the gravitas piece but sounds like I should. Thanks for letting me know the link is broken! You are very clever and you’re right, I don’t think others would know how to navigate that.
Have a wonderful day Robert and a great Turkey Day!
Haha – nope, no turkey here – we’re vegan. 🙂 Plus, we’re the people that you became independent from (I think) and so it’s like the opposite of a holiday here. 😀 (You know I’m totally joking, right?)
Awww nice to spare one turkey. They are grateful!!! TEE HEE… Indeed~! Have a great day Robert! ❤️
Thanks, Cindy. 😉
You are most welcome!! A mutual appreciation exchange.-:)
OMG! They all look so cute! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family! ✨❤❤
Oh thanks K! glad you liked the pics and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! ❤️
Aw… such a lovely post, Cindy!!
Wow! Your really do live in a wildlife sanctuary! The photos are fantastic! Wild Turkeys and a beautiful Buck!! Love it.
I sure do!!!! I’ sooo glad you liked the pics Dwight. Happy Day! ❤️
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family . What beautiful photos and your beautiful sentiments on giving thanks . Brought to mind a poem by Rumi I would like to share with you.it is called The Guest house
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival
A joy a depression,a meanness,
as an unexpected visitor
Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
He may be clearing you out of some new delight
The dark thought,the shame,the malice
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes
Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond
Reminds me to be grateful for all things as everything can be a learning experience 💕❤️
Blessings to you
Thank you so mich Marlene! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures and I hope you have a beautiful day as well.
Lots of love to you.
Rumi is so great and I love this poem. You should start blogging!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Cindy
Stay strong, safe, and happy Thanksgiving 🦃. You are the luckiest indeed!
Thanksso much Lisa and you too! Yes, I feel blessed.. I remember that when I don’t want to get up and show up sometimes and that gives me the stamina to continue on! ❤️❤️❤️
a hunkering deer
a husky dog
with family so dear
yes, give thanks
chuckle, chuckle.. so clever are you!
Thank you … I appreciate you! have a great one too,❤️ Cindy
Cindy, how wonderful to live among deer and wild turkeys! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos!
I am glad you have figured out a way to safely celebrate Thanksgiving with your daughters. Wishing you a joyous holiday! <3
Yes, one of the true blessings of my day!
Me too! I told the one not to come home from N.Y. but she got testd and flew 1st class very late so barely anyone was on the flight airport. I want to go 1st class just once someday. lol. The good news is we will all be together and our kids are all thriving in their lives and jobs right now. Take good care and enjoy you Thanksgiving as well! ❤️ Cindy
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Come and enjoy this post!!
Thank you so much Chuck!!!! Very kind of you!! ❤️ Cindy
A Real pleasure to read and share your posts, My Dear!
You are the best and I appreciate you! ❤️❤️🤗🙏🙏
Dear Cindy, really loved this post and the photos too!! Really beautiful message!! Love reading your words, Dearest!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, My Dear!!! 😊😊👍✨
Good Morning Chuck! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and tood time to share.
You have a great one as well, friend!!! ❤️🌸😇🌞 Cindy
Sorry to have missed this, oops!
no worries!!!! 🤗🌷
Dear Cindy, first of all thank you for being such a lovely lady inspiring us with your unique thoughts on this “thanks giving day” and always. Your lovely post with cute n lovely animals awww I am sure all your pets would be definitely giving you thanks from their heart though they can’t speak. Love for all you do❣
You too “stay safe stay happy”✌🥰
You URTK Suma!!! Thank you so
Much!!! They all send you a big hug. Thank you for your appreciation and kindness! I’m So glad you find my posts inspiring! Have a wonderful evening and day!
Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your critters and blessings. I think every morning how fortunate I am to live where I can get outside in our beautiful backyard with our cat, little dog, all the birds, our trees, and even enjoy the pack of coyotes that comes by yapping nearly every night. We are so much luckier than the people who are stuck in apartments. Plus I am so thankful for all of you out there, all my new friends I talk to on line every day who are so wonderful and helpful in every way.
You are so welcome and thanks for sharing and visiting Karen! Yes, we are so blessed and lucky to have nature around us to commune with. I find joy on the pics everyone sends as well and I fell like I’ve been on a vacation so I hope they do too to ease the monotony of 4 walls. So happy you can get out woth your furry friends too! Happy Thanksgiving and I too am grateful for our visits and WP friends! 💕
Cindy, I loved this post very much. Wonderful sanctuary pictures.❤👌
I’m so glad Murali!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! Happy night to you! Stay blessed! 💕🙌
Happy Thanksgiving day
Thanks Dulcy!!! So sweet of you! And to you! Good to see you here. I haven’t seen you post lately? Have I missed something? 💕
Ya I haven’t posted for long, surely post soon
Oh good I didn’t want to miss anything. School must be keeping you busy! ❤️Cindy
” It’s such a reminder to be creative and open to embracing life as we find it and making the most of situations adapting to whatever life hands us and not be thrown off our center.” I love this…
Thank you so much for the visit and kind comment. Glad you liked it! ❤️ Cindy
This was a wonderful post to read. Lovely pictures. Must I say, the cockatoo looks brilliant in its entirety of white. Sad, what happened to it.
Have a fantastic day.
oh thank you Shanyu!!! Yes, sooo sad.. He was actually pini with orange… maybe it didn’t come through in color in pics. ❤️ Cindy
My pleasure friend. Oh! I must have missed the orange. He was beautiful nonetheless.
You’re very kind.. no worries.. he was a rare bird.. most are white and you were sweet to comment! ❤️
We have been in since March due to shielding my son so this is lovely thank you ❤
Oh my sending you an extra virtual hug and the resilience you need to make it through!!!
💕🥰 Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for you visit and kind comment!
Only now come back on here…yes we are still shielding it’s been a long time especially as I have 5 children aswel 4 of which I am fully homeschooling ❤ thank you for your kind words ❤ hope your having a lovely day ❤
Oh my you have a lot on you plate. I have 4 and always said but how could anyone have 5… We just go with it and do the best we can. You’re so welcome and thanks for the wishes. hugs. 🤗💖
Wonderful post and happy thanksgiving. God bless all with good health and big smiles. Cheers.
Oh I’m glad you stopped in and shared! Thank you and same to you! 💕🥰❤️
Animals complete us in ways that many people can ever not. I am sorry for the loss of Lady. Hope your other animals always feel like you are loved. And hunter is so amazing. What a beast. 😇
They sure do Kumar! None can ever be replaced and have a special place forever in our hearts, like Joy does in yours. Hunter is incredible and the whole tribe is rightfully spoiled and happy. I appreciate your kind words. ❤️ Cindy
Wow Cindy….you really love nature and animals….you’ve got such a kind heart….I’m sure mother nature loves you a lottt💟🎀💟🎀💟🎀💟🎀
And I’m sorry I’m late …but Happy Thanksgiving 🥂….I hope you had a fun and loving Thanksgiving with both of your kids and those turkwy sandwiches you mentioned 🤤🍗🍽
Awwww thanks so much Ruelha!! I do find nature to be very healing it’s true and I do love my animals.
It was a great day … I have 4 kids but this time they all pitched in and made it extra fun!!! We’ll still eating turkey. Hope you had a good holiday too. I know you just had a knot her one. Big hugs! 💕❤️
Seems like you had a lovely Thanksgiving…..I’m happy for you Cindy 🤗💟🤗….Now I’m really hungry imagining a nice meaty Turkey leg…gonna open up the fridge and raid it….🤤🙈😅🍽…..no Turkey for me though 🙃🤩🙃…..
Hugs and love 🎀💟💐
We had a lovely time!!! Thanks so much Ruelha!! I have lots of vegetarian options for you!!! 💕 now you are making me hungry! lol!
💕❤️😂🥰thanks for raiding the fridge.
Oh no….no. .I don’t see myself turning vegetarian anytime soon……I am hungry thinking about your turkey….but I don’t have any turkey in my fridge….so I’m going to make-do with whatever is in there😉🤤🍗
lol ok gotcha.. well, I’m long on turkey.. and wish I could share it with you.. xooxoxox
That’s sooooooooooo sweet of you Cindy 🎀💟😘🦃
Thanks so much! ❤️