Saturday, November 17, 2007
heading into thanksgiving
for those who are newbies- and others who may not know this :) (dan- you hush) i am a moody person. i think to an extent everyone is- but i am borderline seasonal affect disorder for sure. i am absolutely NOT complaining about the weather here. it is a wee more seasonal of late- and i am not rocking the boat. we are the northeast- we are supposed to be cold. tain't natural to have 50 degree weather in november. so we roll. as thanksgiving is approaching, and as i have been thinking much about this over the last few weeks- we have the first cuppa musings of a saturday morning.
i know that i am thankful for all of the folks who deem me worthy to come by and read my humble blog. there was a time when i was new, and i wanted to go like gangbusters. i had bells and whistles and tried out everything. i still do sometimes- but i am thankful for the few, the proud, the faithful readers- nay friends- who drop by and read and comment and generally make my life more pleasant simply by being who they are. so- thank you. this has been a year of great losses- coming on top of years with great losses- and a year of tying up loose ends. this has been a year of reflection and of action on the part of the citizens of the united states- and the world. we have much work to do on healing- but i am thankful that we realize that we have each other to lean on and support. so hugs to all of you- and much positive energy.
i have learned so much from the blogs and writers i visit. not just about the headlines or opinions on the world stage- but about you- and your families- and the way you spend your days. to me, that is invaluable because i see where your heart lives. i had lost faith in humanity- let's face it, we don't have a great track record of getting ourselves out of pickles without much waste and bloodshed- but between reading, blogging and talking with my mother, i have a glimmer of hope. not to mention i get to read writing that is far better than mine on topics i never would have thought of :) so- i have been reading more than writing these days. good for me- and possibly good for you :)
anyhoo- i am thankful and honored each and every day i sit down to type at this computer. not just that i have an audience- but that i have a computer, a warm, safe home, people who care about me and love me, and 2 cats who are ridiculously needy. i intend to be the peace i seek in the world- and big thanks to bz for recommending 'creating true peace' by thich nhat hanh. if i could buy the world a copy- i would. yes, i know about the impact on trees and global warming.:) please- get yourself a copy- you will be glad that you did. i finally started reading it after having the book for months- and feeling less than peaceful inside- and it is buddhism for sure- but 'engaged buddhism.' it is working for peace- not just passively resisting violence. for those of us engaged in working for peace- it is food for the soul. so thanks again, my friend for encouraging me to read it. i will be around lurking and reading and writing a bit- but in case i haven't said it yet :) thank you to all. namaste.