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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I am grateful to God beyond words for how far I've come in my health in the last few months. To have stared into the depths of darkness and pain, from debilitation migraines, to panic attacks and neck pain...and to have emerged into longer brighter stretches of sunshine between the stormy days, is a miracle. I was holding onto hope with all of my might (or with all of my weakness, actually) following a little spider-silk of light that I could perceive...and now I can finally see the rising dawn, I can feel the warmth of love and healing in my head and body -- the only word that can contain my gratitude is: hallelujah, which is both a shout for joy and a word of thanks, the perfect word for this blog:) It is fitting that it was most often found in the psalms, uttered by David who had himself known deep sorrow and despair, which made him all the more exuberant in times of health and prosperity. I do believe the light shines brightest out of the dark...the moon rise the other night was especially poignant to me for its symbolism. Hooray for good times and hooray for all of you who have stood by me through the difficult times. To have a community of fellow joy seekers and hope holders has been a balm for my soul. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. You've handled the challenges with strength, grace, patience, and determination. Even a dash of humor ;). And in these pages your daily accounts of joy amidst all the darkness were certainly a source of power and optimism. Onward!