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July 12, 2009

Gratitude and my rose-colored view of the world…

by Andrea O'Connell

I am searching and reading and thinking about what it really means to have a heart full of gratitude (to gently carry my yesterdays and boundlessly fuel my tommorows), and I found this lovely poem/reminder that I want to share. 

Despite all the unrest in the world, the Bush-Cheney’s and other criminal politicians; the heartless dream-rapers like Madoff, Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, and others who steal us blind, these simple and profound words of gratitude may offer some bit of solace…..

The below is from a posting on a website called: “World Gratitude” http://www.worldgratitude.com/ 


 Think Over Again My Small Adventures

I think over again my small adventures,
My fears,
Those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and to reach;
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.

(Anonymous ~ North American Indian; 19th Century)

I have to believe that when we have gratitude ~ especially after the fact and despite horrible deeds, tasks, or blights that happen in our world to the most innocent among us ~ there is a chance for change and learning.  With learning, there should be an ability to move beyond, to change, and not repeat mistakes of the past, i.e.  to permanently change.  Yes?  

No?  Ahh… ’tis just my rose-colored-glasses view of the world…

But, I can dream, can’t I?

Love and Peace,

Andrea

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