Happy Thanksgiving dear friends,
I am so very grateful for each of you! It has been such a joy to journey with you this year – and for many of you it’s been many years… 🙂
I wanted to share this video (one of my favorites) to remember the blessings of this beautiful earth home we have been given.
While some of the images on the video are truly awesome — the following poem is a reminder of the small, ordinary things we so often take for granted. As a Thanksgiving prayer practice, you might like to pause and notice the ordinary gifts which quietly bless your life each day…
and say “thanks God!”
in gratitude and love for each of you
The Patience of Ordinary Things (Pat Schneider)
It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?