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Poetry ~ Gratitude


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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 

6 comments on “Poetry ~ Gratitude

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Linda ! 🙏🌽🥧🦃🍾🥂

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    1. litebeing says:

      same to you Cindy! Were you climbing the mountain in your most recent post? Kudos to those brave souls and blessings to you and your family, ❤

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  2. Karin says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! And have a wonderful celebration.

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    1. litebeing says:

      thanks Karin. This post is from 2013 when I wrote the poem. I am not exactly in that same happy “place” but am grateful for the love I do have in this moment. ❤

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  3. I LOVE your poem Linda 💛 and it makes my heart swell to know you’re experiencing so many blessings and joy! Love and gratitude 🙏 have a wonderful celebration!

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    1. litebeing says:

      Thanks Tania, that means so much to me, This is a repost from 2013 when I wrote the poem. I was on such a high from being a new blogger and experiencing so much joy and creative energy. Source was rewarding me so much for being true to my higher self. Blessings to you and your family. ❤

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