What an aspiration with which to start the day. I love the idea of allowing the day to impact me, to allow myself to become intimate with what it offers me, both the ease and the difficult.
Thank you for this important reminder. Realizing those moments of entitlement and then changing them to being grateful is a wonderful reframe and a deliberate choice.
Here is a favorite poem i read at Thanksgiving each year
Praise the light of late November,
the thin sunlight that goes deep in the bones.
Praise the crows chattering in the oak trees;
though they are clothed in night, they do not
Praise what little there’s left:
the small boats of milkweed pods,
shells, the architecture of trees.
Praise the meadow
of dried weeds:
yarrow, goldenrod, chicory,
the remains of summer.
Praise the blue sky
that hasn’t cracked yet.
Praise the sun slipping down
behind the beechnuts,
praise the quilt of leaves
that covers the grass:
Scarlet Oak, Sweet Gum,
Though darkness gathers, praise our crazy
it’s all we have, and it’s never enough.
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