Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

I don’t want you to just sit down at the table.
I don’t want you to just eat and be content.
I want you to walk out into the fields
Where the water is shining and the rice has risen.
I want you to stand there far from this white tablecloth.
I want you to fill your hands with mud, like a blessing.
~Mary Oliver

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond. 
~ Rumi ~

November 20, 2012   

I have so much to be grateful for.....
Wishing the same for you.  Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

  1. A lovely posting - and beautiful words to hold close to our hearts on this Thanksgiving...wishing you and yours a day filled with Blessings.