Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I love this is called "Manna" which is the bread that God sent the Israelites from Heaven when they were in the desert. I love that this poem opened my realm of understanding -- seeing manna not only as food from heaven, but as the joys that God sends us to sustain us not just physically, but more importantly, spiritually. I had a tough day today...a migraine and weakness that kept me from doing something I wanted to do...but I was sent manna in the form of kind words from a stranger when I was resting on a bench, and for that I am thankful. Those words and the care in which they were meant, sustained me so that I could get home. Kind of like the manna and the Israelites...just feeding and strengthening them so that they could make the journey home. Anyway, here is the poem -- it made me smile, I hope it will make you smile too:)

by Joseph Stroud
Everywhere, everywhere, snow sifting down,
a world becoming white, no more sounds,
no longer possible to find the heart of the day,
the sun is gone, the sky is nowhere, and of all
I wanted in life – so be it – whatever it is
that brought me here, chance, fortune, whatever
blessing each flake of snow is the hint of, I am
grateful, I bear witness, I hold out my arms,
palms up, I know it is impossible to hold
for long what we love of the world, but look
at me, is it foolish, shameful, arrogant to say this,
see how the snow drifts down, look how happy
I am.


  1. That is a beautiful poem. I'm so sorry you are still not feeling 100%. Maybe CT will help. I wish I was there; I could take you a meal or some chocolate chip cookies.

  2. I wish you could -- I would eat it all! :)

  3. beautiful poem, my glamorous pixie :)