Gratitude Journal Challenge


What piece of art are you grateful for?

I don’t have enough room on this blog post to give a full answer on this one. I will start with The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio.

The Calling of Saint Matthew-Caravaggo (1599-1600)

Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

And for The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo.


Michelangelo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Click here to see full image.

But, I am most grateful for two paintings that were a big part of my childhood. One hung over the heater in our living room and the other was in our foyer, greeting people as they came in.

In the living room was The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.


Leonardo da Vinci [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In the foyer was The Good Shepherd. I do not know the artists’ name. There are several versions of this painting. I can’t get a good picture of the one that is hanging in the foyer here at McClendon Villa, but it is like the one I grew up with. Here is a version that is similar:

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

Bernhard Plockhorst [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for bringing great, inspirational artwork into my life from a very young age.


David is doing the challenge, too. Please visit him over at Random Thoughts and Observations. Thanks!

Text prompts courtesy of Gratitude Journal Prompts | TextMyJournal

I learned of this journalling challenge from Vanessa over at Vanessence.


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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5 Responses to Gratitude Journal Challenge

  1. 6trude says:

    I have tried to follow your your blog through 3 times. I still am not receiving them. Am I doing something wrong? My email address I love your blog and David’s.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you. I don’t know what could be preventing your subscription from going through. I haven’t learned yet all of how WordPress works, but I will see if I can get this figured out for you.

      Have a blessed day. 🙂


    • Hi,

      While I haven’t been able to figure out how to directly subscribe someone to my blog, my site stats page shows that you are currently subscribed. Hopefully everything is okay now. I am also following your blog. Thanks and have a blessed weekend. 🙂


  2. Vanessence says:

    Those are all so lovely! Great choices!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Vanessa. 🙂 We were very blessed on a trip to the mountains once, many years ago, to find a painting of The Good Shepherd just like the one that I grew up with, only this one is painted on a piece of wood. The one my parents had was framed. It means the world to me. 🙂
      ❤ Have a blessed week.


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