Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thanks//Squared

Most of us observe Thanksgiving as a day to be thankful for the blessings in our lives.  But, why not be thankful every day?  I can’t think of a better way to do this…and it’s a great way to begin this holiday season!

Beth has organized an awesome project that I’m very excited to be a part of.  I heard about it from Ali at Gimme Some Oven.)  It’s called Thanks2.  During the month of November, everyone is encouraged to upload one photo to give thanks for something in our lives.  Any size, any photo, taken from any camera will do.  However you capture the photo, just be thankful.  Of course, some days it’s easier to be thankful.  I know that I need reminders every day and some days I need to take time to step back and really acknowledge and seek out all that I have to be thankful for.  I’m personally so excited to be involved in this.  I’ll haven’t decided if I’ll blog daily with my photographs or if I’ll just use Facebook and Twitter to share but I hope you enjoy this journey.  (PS – I can’t believe it’s November!)

thanks2-bible

#thanksq01 – Today I am thankful for my Bible.  It  represents the foundation and the source of everything that I have to be thankful for everyday. 

Guidelines for Thanks² (from the thanks² Facebook page)

1. Take a picture on your phone with Instagram (iphone) or Retrocamera (android, etc).  Both are free apps, so as long as you have a smart phone – you’re good to go!   The point is, that both of these take square pictures – thus, thanks², aka thanks squared.  But even if you don’t have a smart phone, if your phone can take photos – use that.  No need for anything fancy.  It’s all about the simplicity.

2. Write one line (poetry, prose) that pairs with your image as a caption.

3. When you post your image, please tag @thanks² (if you can–you may not be able to from your phone) and tag it with “thanksq” + the 2-digit day of the month – e.g. #thanksq01

*Note: If you can do it every day – great; if you can’t – no worries.  :)

*Follow along on Facebook on the thanks² page.

thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
~e.e. cummings

 

12 Responses to “Thanks//Squared”

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — November 1, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    How beautiful Cassie! What a wonderful project. You are right, there is so much we need to be thankful for every day!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — November 1, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    Beautiful!!!!!
    This is such a lovely effort Cassie, we all get so lost in the madness of life that we kind of overlook all small little thing which means so much…
    I will be uploading a picture soon, I Thanks you for sharing this with us.

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    DessertForTwo — November 1, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    What a wonderful project :)

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    Lori @ Fake Food Free — November 1, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Love this! Spreading the word!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 1, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    What a wonderful idea! Everyone needs to step back and be more thankful for what they have in their life!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — November 1, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    what a great idea!

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    Dee at Deelicious Sweets — November 1, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Great idea! I’m going to try to do this.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 1, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    I think this is a wonderful idea!

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    Liz — November 1, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Such a fabulous idea! I love focusing on our blessings~

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — November 1, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    What a great project! How fun!

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    Ann — November 1, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    What a great project. …and your post is lovely!

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