Posts tagged "gratitude"
Good to Be Alive!

Good to Be Alive!

Good to be alive today!  Breathtaking early morning light out our window today.   The fall leaves glisten, the water sparkles, the city glows with gold, and “our” copper beech tree is luminous.  Yes, how good it is to be alive!                                ...
Thanksgiving Revisited

Thanksgiving Revisited

In the midst of concurrent events, some full of renewal and hope (Canada’s recent federal election, the upcoming Climate Conference…), and others of devastation and chaos (ISIS [better known as Daesh] attacks,  the plight of refugees, the Republicans in the States…), my family and friends in the US are about to celebrate Thanksgiving… Thanksgiving is about Gratitude,...
Gratitude:  Reminders and Reminiscences

Gratitude: Reminders and Reminiscences

Gratitude and appreciation have not been front and center for me these last few weeks… whether it was the surge in the polls of the Conservative party; friends ill and dying, and the unmistakeable signs of aging at home; just a general settling in to the Core Condition: the humbling, challenging human paradox of being infinite...
Tuning In to Subtlety

Tuning In to Subtlety

Summer is a glorious time indeed, exuberant, light, upwelling.  I love looking out my window to the Red Beech tree that has grown all the way up to our 12th floor abode;  love seeing the leaves dance in the sunlight, hear them whisper with the wind. Yet in August, especially after such dry weather as we’ve had,...
Healing and the Heart

Healing and the Heart

We have just celebrated International Women’s Day, and I am feeling grateful for the abundance of remarkable women in my life, and in the world.   Elizabeth May, the only Green Party member of the Canadian Parliament, just sent out a note about a “dream” she had, that she had become Prime Minister, and had appointed...