Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gratefulness


Earlier in the week I read Robert Genn's letter on gratefulness, and had it in the back of my mind to use as subject for a post.  More sweet reminders began to come back at me from the world about being thankful.  Today Rose Hughes wrote a blog post about her friend Val Kamikubo's Thankfulness Installation.  What a beautiful simple creation!  See what fine flags others have been adding to The Prayer Flag project recently.  And of course, all the heartfelt contributions to the Bhavana Project that I have seen over the years.  All of these connections seem to me to be evidence that many are choosing to find creative ways to celebrate being human, instead of negating it.  It can be so liberating to simply feel the richness of the moment and quietly acknowledge that.  To be able to breathe, have food to eat, friends and family to love...what more is needed?    That is something the world can use more of right now.

Robert Genn writes: "In all the cults and orthodoxies, and in the absence of them, simple gratefulness need not be overlooked. For some, the mere gift of a new day may be enough." 


















1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing these thoughts, Linda.

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