|My niece's artwork|
Gnarled fingers accept each season,
Reach toward the sky
Asking no more
Than to be.
I have always admired
The strength of trees, their
Undisputed ability to bend, sway,
Displaying a wisdom we humans should
Embrace, not clearcut -
A spirit thats
Nectar is mother earth.
Do we ever
Think to pause from our rat race,
Hesitate for a moment
And give thanks for the day?
Not likely; prayers are often saved for Sundays, holidays,
Knowing flowery words will impress
Friends, family. Peace, though, starts with
Us being thankful for what we have,
Leaving desires, wants - to rest. Focusing on what we
Need. It starts now. Not tomorrow. If
Everyone were like a tree, we would
Simply be silent. Learn to listen.
Simply embrace the light. Be satisfied.
by Margaret Bednar, November 25, 2013
This is for Laura's "Gratitude Quilt", asking us to write - unedited and letting the words flow - what we are grateful for in this moment? The above acrostic poem is my response. I am trying to learn to be thankful for NOW. Today. Trying to have an inner joy at all times. To be satisfied with what I have, not desiring more, more, more.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans - and wishing everyone else peace and joy for today.
I am also linking this with "I Heart Macro - Week 28" and "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Open Link Monday".