Poetry ~ Gratitude, A Thanksgiving Re-Post

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GRATITUDE

G – Generosity of spirit manifesting in each moment, with each inhalation

R- Resilience in the face of darkness, supporting me through many a storm

A- Ability to share myself through writing, teaching, healing, BEING

T- Twinkle of light in a child’s eyes, the sunset, my heart

I – Inspiration that never ceases to amaze me and warm my soul

T- Treasures that unfold effortlessly and in a multitude of forms

U- Unconditional love , from Dexter, family of choice, my friends near and far

D-Dreams manifesting mysteriously and magnificently, especially here at WordPress

E- Eternal miracles, just waiting to be discovered, right under my nose

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holy-day. Maybe that’s because it arrives so close to my Midheaven, or perhaps it’s my mother’s incredible stuffing. Then again it could be the ability to include anyone you want at the table, without the pressure of gifts or material constraints.  Less hype, more substance.

I personally am not a fan of holidays in general. The Quakers were right in saying that every day is holy. It can be if we choose to live and love in each moment. What makes Thanksgiving sacred to me is the idea of a tribal feasting and gratitude practice. Frankly there have been some years where I had difficulty reciting my blessings round the dinner table. Life has not always been kind or simple. Tomorrow it will difficult for my family to shut me up when it is my turn to share my blessings. With tears in my eyes and a glow in my heart, I am so aware what a remarkable year this has been! No, it has not been without challenges, mishaps, losses, and delays. But this is the first time in decades where I have realized so many of my original dreams and desires. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself. I never knew life could be so incredible…

But then again, it’s probably the stuffing, yummy!

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving, even if you do not formally celebrate! Let the love and bounty into your heart and tell everyone that you love them…

poem by litebeing chronicles © 2013

image by wikimedia.org 

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14 thoughts on “Poetry ~ Gratitude, A Thanksgiving Re-Post

  1. I hope you are having a good thanksgiving Linda… I am ever Grateful for all the blessings in my life and grateful for having you within my community of good friends..
    Love and Blessings
    Enjoy!
    Sue xxx ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you Sue,
      I had a wonderful holiday and it was great to spend it with new people who seem like old friends. I continue to struggle with financial obstacles, yet and realizing more and more how fortunate I truly am.

      Love, Linda xoxoxo

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  2. Beautiful Poem, Linda!
    I love it; so creative.

    Spirit decided to keep me in North Carolina rather than heading up to your state, but you are definitely here with me. Tomorrow is a meal with family of choice, on the lake, in the mountains, just what this Neptune swamped Sag needs….a birthday by a big body of water!
    Feeling especially watery and especially grateful for the WP support.
    “Tell everyone that you love them….”
    I love you.

    Hugs,
    GummyGratefulOverwhelmedandintheDarknessbutholdingOntothatInnerLightnessandReachingforLoveGemMoonSis

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    1. Hey sweetie,
      just finished commenting on your post. I will now switch my vision and see you on the lake! I love you too and we will continue to connect and support one another.

      Big hugs,
      Linda

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      1. On January 31, 1957, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed”. Since then Thanksgiving has been celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Linda!

    I am most grateful for friends and family, near and far, especially right now, for some much needed time away from work.

    I hope you have a wonderful Holyday!
    Love,
    Debra

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