Sometimes I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies inside my heart and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am-
Tis the season for “thankfulness” posts, acts of appreciation and a warm glowing sensation of gratitude wafting in the chilly air outside. As if some magical switch is naturally flipped, our thoughts turn towards being grateful this Thanksgiving week. I have found myself thinking more about what loving kindness means, and how it relates to being “thankful” after a series of rather unusual events for me personally the past two weeks.
I’m lonely and saddened here in Cambridge, by the idea, that we change how we feel, in order to fit a superficial idea of what kindness and thankfulness should be during this time of the year. Kindness to me, is a light that shines from the inside, every day. Loving kindness is the warmth we share with others in a cold yoga studio or stopping to offer your only spare tube to another rider walking home in the pouring rain (thanks mate!). Kindness can also be the simple act of touching someone’s shoulder, gently reminding them they left their umbrella on the bus seat while traveling home. Kindness resides in our heart(s). Kindness, is living with a deep sense of gratitude, giving sincere “thanks.”
What if this Thanksgiving we pause to give thanks for the compassion and kindness that surrounds us?
When I’m able to do this? The loneliness that grips me will subside, and my true spirit will glow.
The present moment dies every moment to become the past, is reborn every moment into the future. All experience is now. Now never ends-
**Our Rant continued from Monday’s post**
Most people probably think they already know all they need to know about people who give diet advice, but we have some new information to bring to light.
Allow us to get to the crux of the matter: If people who give diet advice were allowed to blitz media outlets with Facebook updates and Tweets that highlight the good points of their brain-damaged orations, their actions alone could spell the wholesale destruction of countless lives. The only rational response to this looming threat is for all of us to tell the truth about people who give diet advice. To be more specific, we can no longer get very excited about any revelation of their hypocrisy or crookedness. It’s what we’ve come to expect by now. The trouble with such rummy leguleians is that they intend to dispense outright misinformation and flashlight-under-the-chin ghost stories. People who give diet advice clings to interdenominationalism like a drowning man clings to a life-preserver. And that’s why we say to you: Have courage. Be honest. And put to rest humorless and saturnine sottises such as people who give diet advice. That’s the patriotic thing to do, and that’s the right thing to do. Since we don’t have anything more to say on that subject, we’ll politely get off our soapbox now.
‘Merica this morning around 4am:
Let’s go our of our way to do something totally different from the norm. If you have snow underfoot? Cross-Country Skiing + Snow Shoeing. If your partner drags you to their gym? Pick up some Weights and move them around? If you are taking pictures of your post Thanksgiving dinner … Head to a local pool for a Swim. Thanking caps peeps and get creative!?!
We went for a Swim …
Have a great weekend and ENJOY!!!