Beginner's Heart

Beginner's Heart


the middle of Thanksgiving ~

For many of us, Thanksgiving lasts a month. Each day I use Facebook to share something for which I’m grateful. It may be as small as the sunlight that hits the deck chair exactly right on a brisk fall day, or as large as the amazement I feel that my nieces & nephews want to share Thanksgiving w/ us enough to cook. :)

I’ve mentioned before that I keep a gratitude journal. So it’s not unusual for me to be grateful :). But somehow, putting my thankfulness out into the public sphere is different than writing it down within the snug confines of my small black book. For one thing, I tag people when I refer to them: a higher-up, a sister, a friend, the nieces & nephews. Because it’s nice for people to know they’re special. And this time of year, as light wanes and energies seem to follow, how lovely is it hear your own praises sung? And to be honest, it makes me far happier to praise them than it can possibly make them to hear it … :)

Today I’m grateful for left-overs. Really! I’m trying to do some major projects (one of which is NOT going well), and when lunch time came, energy had moved out of the house, along w/ the autumn light… But wait: there was roast beef left from Sunday, which means one of my favourite lunches — a cold roast beef sandwich! What’s better than a great meal when you’re tired & a bit discouraged w/ your progress?

So here’s my suggestion: let’s share what we’re grateful for these next 2+ weeks. As simple as good chocolate, as complex as a new relationship. Share the wealth! Tell us what you’re thankful for this month of Thanksgiving ~



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