Today I am grateful to be alive, to feel, see and know the grace and power of something we call Spirit. That alone is joy and gift enough!
When, if ever, will we as a people, and in our world of nations, move fully beyond Covid 19? How can we, in a matter of months, move from a scarcity of vaccine availability to unwanted surplus, while our sisters and brothers in neighboring nations cannot get enough? How can this happen among people who purport to be civilized?
Life, and living through one’s life, is full of uncertainties. In fact, very few things in life are certain. Overcoming uncertainties as they emerge fortifies us for dealing with future uncertainties.
Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish environmental activist, is truly an inspiration. Her fearless, direct, and unvarnished manner of confronting world powers is so refreshing. Or, as she was quoted saying a few days ago, “Our “so called” role models” indeed have some work to do,” answers the “why” in today’s question succinctly.
I wish that certain factions of my country’s elected officials could move beyond the baseless, petty squabbling that has, unfortunately, become the norm, but I don’t believe that they will anytime soon. And these “beliefs” don’t limit me as such, personally, they limit my country from moving forward as a whole.
I plan to give my attention today to my wife, who beginning last night with family, provided a wonderful meal for us all, a warm up if you will for today, which is my 71st birthday. I am grateful to be alive! Later today, my wife and I will bring the day to a close having made reservations at a favorite restaurant, the first time in nearly fifteen months!
I woke up this morning. And my friends here did too!
Having hope, love, and a reverence for life, in all its wild and unpredictable twists and turns, gives me perspective, as does knowing that my time on the planet is finite, which tends to keep one sober.
The busiest moments are among the gifts of this day.
My love for the world depends on where I am in it. For example, I love being on or beside the ocean which brings about a sense of wonder every time that I have the privilege of being there. I love most any expanse of land, be it rolling hills and meadows, a hundred-acre hayfield, or shifting dunes of sand. While walking in the woods I adore old stone walls speckled with Lichen, and marvel at the spider’s web in fall, yielding back and forth in the breeze yet strong enough to catch a meal th...
My love for the world depends on where I am in it. For example, I love being on or beside the ocean which brings about a sense of wonder every time that I have the privilege of being there. I love most any expanse of land, be it rolling hills and meadows, a hundred-acre hayfield, or shifting dunes of sand. While walking in the woods I adore old stone walls speckled with Lichen, and marvel at the spider’s web in fall, yielding back and forth in the breeze yet strong enough to catch a meal three times its size. I enjoy a raging snowstorm or springtime downpour, both of which I’m happy to experience from inside my earthly home, sipping tea or even something stronger.
Our seven grandchildren help me to stay curious…and to be frequently out of breath!
I choose to be Kevin!
Dear Carla, I am sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I am holding him, and you, Carla, in prayer. May you find rest and some comfort in the God of Light. You’ll be in good hands therein.
You are not alone here, Antoinette. Good morning!
I could not have said that better, Howie. Thank you!
Thank you very much, Michele!
My goodness, Christine, thank you! After reading your note here, I took the image of that special yellow flower into a prayer, walked outside and sat on a little wall by our flower garden, and completed my prayer while watching a daffodil sway in the breeze and morning sunshine. I pray too, Christine, that time continues to bring healing for you, as you remember, always.
Morning, Christine, I of course do not know what your native language is, but from where I am, your English is just fine and your interpretation of yesterday’s question was spot on also. One of the beauties of this site is all the many different ways there are to “read” and interpret any particular Daily Question.
Hey Howie, my Quaker Meeting puts on what we are told is the largest used book sale in New England every year (40-50K total). Even though we state that we no longer can accept donations of sets of encyclopedias, dozens arrive each year including the Britannica. Let me know if you’re feeling nostalgic, and I ship you down a case, or two, or three! Ha!
Seriously though, even though we can find what we need to know in spades and in half the time by going online, we have truly lost s...
Seriously though, even though we can find what we need to know in spades and in half the time by going online, we have truly lost something by passing up the old hardcopy of knowledge. As we sort through donations throughout the year, a few of us admit to enjoying grabbing a three pound volume of a section of the alphabet, and start reading through the pages. Talk about “knowledge in hand!”
Good morning, Christine, Please know that you have our prayers today, too. As for me, I will pretend that one of the flowers that you will leave for your husband today is from me, too.
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