time reserved purely for reflection--ritual-- fireplace
time intentionally set aside to share nuggets of gratitude with others
often a surprise by who and what will arrive
not always the obvious gestures of kindness (perhaps because they were acknowledged in the exchange) but the gestures of challenges that need attention in order to transform for the greater good
I call them "mirror moments"
people show up to help you locate what is suspended in the shadows
~~~If we are reflections of each other ~~~~ what we like in the other lyes dormant in the self
or the seemingly "dark" qualities wallowing
waiting to be known
sometimes strangers in the mirror
shedding light on where I am treading
a familiar face
a visit from bear, owl, hawk, deer, the wild turkeys, aspens or pine
>> of equal value <<<
neutrality = opportunity deep in the soil
owning & growing all parts
gratitude & reward follow
happy Thanksgiving everyone
“Joy is the reward, really, of seeking to give joy to others. When you show compassion, when you show caring, when you show love to others, do things for others, in a wonderful way you have a deep joy that you can get in no other way. You can’t buy it with money. You can be the richest person on Earth, but if you care only about yourself, I can bet my bottom dollar you will not be happy and joyful. But when you are caring, compassionate, more concerned about the welfare of others than about your own, wonderfully, wonderfully, you suddenly feel a warm glow in your heart, because you have, in fact, wiped the tears from the eyes of another."
~Dalai Lama book of J0Y
This waltz was played for the Turkeys, hard to tell from the photo, but they are actually waltzing.