Gracias a la vida.
"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."
I'm borrowing from one of my idols here--Joan Baez and her great cover of the song composed and first performed by Chilean musician Violeta Parra.
In this week of recognizing and celebrating gratitude I am thankful for a multitude of blessings: family, friends, home, and health. My beloveds-- both the human kind (Stephanie) and the creature kind (Scout). And this year, I add the amazing and incredible blessing of retirement from teaching, which has allowed me the space to write, create, and find new directions and callings in life.
May you find the space this week to really look at the people who move you, the things that inspire you, and the blessings that have entered your life. May you have the presence of mind and the luxury of time for thought, prayer, meditation and creation.