away for the weekend: thankful thursday -

Thursday, January 12, 2017

thankful thursday -

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty
my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup"
Sam Lefkowitz

But this can be easy to forget in this harried, hurried, hectic world
- I get caught up in my daily hurdles and frustrations
- and as I enter a busy time of year in my little corner of academia
- with a frenzy of deadlines looming

this is me

hanging on - tenacious like little Nutkins

and while I generally think of myself as a cup half-full sort of gal
I often need to slow it down - reminding myself to just be thankful for that cup
- and I am -

I'm joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday

- So yeah, does anyone happen to know who Sam Lefkowitz is?

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. Fabulous, squirrels move too fast for me!

    1. this one was determinedly trying to figure out how to get down to the bird feeder without falling

  2. I've not heard of Sam Lefkowitz, but I do love that quote!
    I love little Nutkins too. What a sweet little guy.
    I hope that as you enter your busy time of year, that you will notice the little things that make your cup half full.
    Happy day to you, Karen!

  3. this little guy is finding himself in quite the quandary!!! my glass is half full and my glass is very beautiful!!!

  4. I like to think I'm a glass half full sort of girl too. Love the squirrel.

  5. Sam K...sounds familiar but it may be because of this quote! We are retired and still seem to be on the run all the time! I need to be outside cutting some roses...right NOW! lol Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs, Diane

  6. Hello Karen,
    Nice words with a lovely shot of this squirrel.
    Great how you've photograph.

    Kind regards,

  7. No idea who Sam is but I appreciate his thought here.
    Hang in there like the cute wee squirrel & you'll figure your way through!
    Best wishes!

  8. That is just the best quote. Thankful to have a cup!! I appreciate you linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Hello, I love the quote and the cute squirrel. I am thankful for my cup and coffee too. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  10. Great quote and great reminder of being thankful we have a cup....The squirrel photo is so funny I just couldn't help but laugh...I do seem to often catch myself in much the same spot......Remember to breathe and do a few special things for yourself during this busy time....

  11. The little guy has perfect balance. I am a half cup full gal. Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. I don't know who Sam Lefkowitz is, either, and this seems to be the only thing he's known for saying. (I googled him - what can I say, I'm a nerd with an inquiring mind.) I'm surprised the quote hasn't been re-attributed to someone more famous, like Mark Twain or maybe Oprah. :-) I love your little Nutkins!

  13. I am a glass half-full kind of gal. I have the cup and a little wine :)


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