Thursday, November 24, 2011

Earth's Gifts

As I make my way through life, each day coming one after the other, I gather within all the parts of the earth that support and sustain me. 

I can learn from a tree which has stood here for many, many years.  Learn of patience and fortitude, strength and determination.

I can learn from the rocks -- those that tower above me, giving me a true perspective of where I fit into this wonderful universe.  And those that I hold in my hand - warm from the sun.

I can learn from the water which often makes its boisterous way - quickly and loudly.  At other times it is a trickle - barely dampening the earth beneath it.

I can learn from the sky - so very high above me.  Covering my existence with a beautiful shade of blue.  Showing me the vastness of the universe and my small place within it.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

"Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed". -
Mary Oliver


  1. Oh my dear Penny, thank you for those lovely and humbling thoughts. Along with everything and everyone else in my life, I am thankful for your perfect words. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

  2. Seems like this is the perfect time for reflection and gratitude, doesn't it? This is a lovely post, and a great reminder that each of us holds a special place and has a special purpose on this earth. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for.

    I love this post. Your pictures with the phrases could not be more perfect.

    xx, Carol

  4. What a lovely, and thought provoking post - thank you!



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