Feb 26, 2015

Thankful for all of you and the land that surrounds us

Oh how thankful I am, for you who are reading this, for you who goes out into the world each day striving to better yourself, for you whose emotions fluctuate with the random act of daily living, for you who reaches out to others with gratitude knowing that each act of kindness makes a huge difference for others and in the life you live....thankful and blessed. 
E E Cummings wrote, "We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside of us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." 

To my grandchildren Jae, Triston, & Layla your tender hearts and playful spirits bring out the best in not only your parents but your grandparents. You remind us of the gentle nature that surrounds us, you bring about laughter and wonder to adults who get way to wrapped up in the common mundane workday, you reveal the miracle of life when we view the world through your eyes. To all young living entities thank you.
To my children thank you for calling me mom, thank you for the laughter and tears that provided growth and harmony in my life, thank you for hours of play or moments of visiting when small miracles occurred. Thank you to the good lord for entrusting me with your welfare... I am honored and very proud of you both. 
To my blood family, to my loved ones, to my friends thank you for making me feel valued, for listening through ups and downs, for your human touch when nothing more could be said or given. 
In completion thank you to the land, the water, the air, the foundation upon which I stand...thank you sweet earth. As my dear significant other would say, "It is good to be alive and above ground"
Love and blessings to all of you 

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