A Song of Yourself

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil,     Continue reading “A Song of Yourself”

Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)

In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness andContinue reading “Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)”

In Gratitude for Books: Giving Thanks Day Seven (30 Days of Thanks)

Lord! When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships as sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~ Christopher Morley Medicine for the soul ~Continue reading “In Gratitude for Books: Giving Thanks Day Seven (30 Days of Thanks)”

Making Time for Each Other: Giving Thanks Day Three (30 Days of Thanks)

Don’t wait to make your son a great man – make him a great boy. ~ Author Unknown And mothers are their daughter’s role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~ Victoria Secunda This morning, I wanted nothing more than to linger under the white feather down comforterContinue reading “Making Time for Each Other: Giving Thanks Day Three (30 Days of Thanks)”

Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st

When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  ~ Marcus Aurelius The month of November is a special time for me. For one, it is the month of my birth, and for that simple fact, I’m forever enamored with allContinue reading “Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st”