Tuesday, November 21, 2006

gratitude

These past few months have been some of the hardest months I have ever had to face in my life. I found myself dealing with situations that I never would have imagined, and had no idea of how I was to cope with them.

At the approach of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I review, quietly and deeply, and recall so many things that we have to be thankful for. And I find myself being grateful for the adversities. How can this be? Why should I be thankful for the difficulties and challenges and hardships? I am reminded of the words, "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain". gibran

How to express my gratitude to those who have helped us through these difficult times is also something that I have been thinking about. I am used to being on the giving side of a situation. It is harder for me to be on the receiving end, but I am learning. I am reminded of more words..

"And you receivers---and you are all receivers---assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives. Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings; For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity ..." gibran

And so I am thankful.

May you enjoy the thanksgiving holiday! We're going over the river and through the woods...see you next week!

5 comments:

Spinner Gal said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, many blessings for the coming year.

Valerie said...

Wow, Cyndy, when I read this entry it felt like someone else was walking in my shoes! 2006 has been a year of difficulty and changed courses in our lives too. I'm sure our details are different, but the "training" we seem to be receiving is the same.
Thanksgiving wishes to you and your household

Dawn said...

Well said Cyndy! We have much to be Thankful for! Take care and enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Leslie Shelor said...

What an inspiration you and your post are!

elise said...

We had to drive to Hackensack, NJ and eat at a restaurant for Thanksgiving, so my REAL thanksgiving dinner will be today at home! Happy Thanksgiving (belated)! And PS I really love your informative posts about things in the area - I learn things about Pennsylvania - the place I live and love!

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