There are everyday blessings; no need to look far
To know at a glance just how special they are.
A leaf falling slowly to a littered forest ground
A squirrel scampering a tree trunk all the way down.
The geese honking above on their trek south
With a frog croaking response from its mouth.
The quick gust caressing softly a freckled cheek
The sun’s rays warming aged bones that often creak.
As we look to autumn shifting with the cooling northern breeze
Our time for grateful reflection starts this first November eve…
Day One of Gratefulness: What did you observe in your daily life today, just one thing, that made you grateful? Take a moment to say THANK YOU for this one thing. Today, I’m grateful for outside observations on my walk and the words to share them with you.
As we move through this time of reflective gratefulness once again, may you take a moment each day to breathe deeply, show up, pay attention, speak your truth, and let go to the possibilities. Be a blessing and be blessed, and remember to care for yourself as you care for others, my friends.
It’s been a while, but I opened a memory box today where beautiful words from young writers tumbled into my lap. Written by this precious class last year, their words shared simple reminders for daily living and resonated on a quiet November afternoon:
Give thanks for each day and thanks for each night; for lovely little flowers and the stars shining bright.
Give thanks for new crayons like red, green, and blue. Give thanks for special moments when your wishes do come true.
Give thanks for a puzzle or your favorite teddy bear and even the thrill when you’re lifted high in the air!
For a wonderful hug, a band in the parade, a bath, or a new toy; for any little thing in your day that brings great JOY!
Give thanks for walking, hiking, and the snowflakes from above, especially give thanks for being with the people you love!
Give thanks for the oceans, the salt, and the sand; the sweet and simple pleasure of just holding someone’s hand.
Give thanks for saying “please” and “thank you” each day, and especially for hearing the words “I love you” along the way.
May we all take time to reflect on not only the blessings, but the giving of thanks…each night and each day!