Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thankful Thursday and about Candy Waters

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

For those of you who visit my blog daily, or on a very regular basis, you will have noticed that I have been sharing a lot of paintings by Candy Waters, Autism Artist.  What I know of her is she is a beautiful 14 year old girl who is non-verbal, Autistic and has an incredible talent! When I found out about her art on Facebook, I sent a message after liking her page, and her mother responded.  I asked permission to use her paintings on my blog, and I showed her my blog link and she happily agreed and gave her permission to use Candy's paintings on my blog.  I am so glad that many of you seem to be enjoying her art as well, and thank you all so much for your kind responses to my posts on Candy's art and everything else I post.  I really appreciate you all.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Words of Gratitude Quotes Video

The Importance of Thank You in our Society

New Research Underscores Importance of Saying "Thank You"

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

I am grateful for the gift of life and all the wonder and miracles that come along with it.

What you hold inside of you colours the way you see the world.  If you are full of love and joy, you can see the love and joy in the world, even in the darkest places...and that light will always shine for you.

There's no better feeling in the world than waking up every day simply being...blessed and grateful for the life I've been given to live.

Thankful Thursday - Never let the thoughts of what you want tomorrow, make you forget what you already have today.

There's always something to be grateful for.

It's not really happy people who are thankful.  It's thankful people who are happy.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.


  1. I can't believe I am your first comment!
    Candy Waters is an inspriration! Thank you for introducing us to her!

  2. I like the Candy Waters painting, ii is full of feeling and joy of colours

  3. Yes, something about good manners in my blog post today - how people will just help themselves to things, without the simple basic courtesy of asking first...and much less, say thank you. Sad, very very sad.

  4. bisous et belle journée

    il annonce 30° aujourd'hui

    ensuite des orages bien sur ...

    porte toi bien a demain

  5. Thanks for the information on the autistic artist. I think her work is wonderful too!

  6. Thank you lInda for finding this young artist in the first place, her work is wonderful and vibrant. I love as always the inspirational philosophy.

  7. excellent travail de Candy Waters Linda

    have a nice day

  8. What a lovely 'Candy'story, Linda !
    And a lovely gag as well !

  9. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Well done, Candy!

  10. Good morning, dear Linda! Thank you for telling me about Candy Waters. I will look more closely to make sure I don't miss her work here on your blog. Ironically, I have a 14 year old niece with autism and she is also a talented artist. "Thank you" for posting a couple of videos that remind us how powerful kind words can be, spoken or written.

    Thank you again, dear friend Linda, and happy Thursday!

  11. Hello Linda,
    Encore de jolis posts.J'ai beaucoup aimé "importance for a thank you".
    C'est vrai qu'aujourd'hui, on oublie de remercier. Merci est un tout petit mot et peut faire tant de bien ... c'est comme savoir sourire.
    Bon jeudi à toi. Bisous

  12. hi there Linda.. it's my first time here ^_^
    This is actually a great topic... a lot of us today forgot to appreciate simple things and say thank you to let them know how much we felt them...
    I remember our former parish priest said.. when he is riding a passenger jeepney, he always sit behind the driver and the passengers were about to pay, he voluntarily lend his hand to bring it to the driver... interestingly, he try to observe the passengers and see who among them knows how to say thank you.. unfortunately there were only few... although I am not expecting anything in return, I somehow felt bad if a friend or a family member didn't even say thank you after helping them... well, i mean, i'm not expecting them to say that but hearing them saying thank you is just good enough for me to know that they appreciate my help right?
    Thanks for sharing and this adorable Candy Waters has done a great great job with her painting.. such an inspiration

  13. By the way I added you in my blog roll so I can visit you more often
    here's my site by the way

  14. Funny gag! We're so gullible sometimes. But I enjoy those and I enjoy your blog, and I enjoy the paintings by the young lady so "Thank you!"

  15. Good sayings...have seen Candy's Art on your bog...lovely.

  16. Enjoyed all the little goodies today. I am grateful and thankful! Happy Thursday Linda! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. May you have a blessed Thursday!

  18. thank you so much for introducing all of us to Candy's work ... it's wonderful that you've given us an insight into her :)

  19. Great quotes and videos as usual. I want to thank you for being a friend even though we have never met. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  20. Thank you Linda and I do mean thank you. I totally agree with you regarding Candy Waters. What a wonderful artist. Though she has autism, she is beautiful artist. If more people would say " thank you ", this world would be so much better.
    Have a thankful Thursday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  21. Thank you for telling us the story behind Candy Water's art. She is indeed a talented young lady! That is very nice of you to share her work with us.

  22. Oh the prank was really good today. Really good. I would have been beside myself too.

    Thank you video is spot on.

    I love the painting too. How nice you get to feature her work.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  23. I do like Candy's work!

  24. Gratefulness and thankfulness have a way of turning around a rotten day. When we make these sentiments a regular part of our lives, our passage is oh so much more peaceful. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

  25. Beautiful collection, Linda. It seems that everything resonated with me today. Candy's work is just wonderful. Your asking permission to use her artwork must have made her mother's day! You are really special, Linda. Thank you.

  26. Bonjour Linda, ces quotes sont superbes!!! Bise et bonne journée dans la joie!

  27. Great post!
    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  28. Merci de ta visite et de ton com
    Amitié de France

  29. Thank you for sharing, so inspiring and very true.

    Love and hugs

  30. Thank you is something I say and mean, often.

    It was also polled as the one word that married couples, say the least to each other.

  31. nice happy sayings

  32. Lovely quote and artworks!! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Inspiring & fun a great combination. hanks Linda...:)

  34. The Thankful Thursday quote is so true. Contentment isn't the result of getting what we's the result of realizing what we have.

  35. we all need a stress relief, my dear
    thanks for sharing
    wish you a great week-end

  36. Happy Sunday Linda... I hope all is going well with you xox

    I really like that quote about what we hold inside of us is what we color our world with... I want to always have love inside so that I can color that outside too xox


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