On this Thanksgiving Day, we are grateful to be living in Lyons, Colorado, with its abundant beauty and resources, …activities that fill the heart, soul and body with days of pleasures,… sharing it with family and friends.
Welcome to the rich season of colors changing, blankets of white in the morning,
and the distant sound of holidays creeping in and around the windows and
doors—bringing delight and chaos all in one breath. Looking for ways to stay grounded
in what feeds us inside as we begin creating the familiar smells of family recipes building
up to the big days of food and frivolity and gratitude.
Once in a while, a surprise gift comes our way…
and all we have to do is wake up.
in that magic waking moment
just before dawn,
the full moon chose
to bathe me
in its light.
A far cry from yesterday,
when I was awash in tears.
May this light be an omen.
One thing is for sure.
It’s already a special day.
(c) Barbara Wood Gray
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