With the forecast of colder temps and the appearance of wreaths & holiday lights in the neighborhood, my thoughts are beginning to turn toward Christmas. Thoughts that are expectant … seeking peace. I’m reminded of the poem “Amazing Peace” by Dr. Maya Angelou, a poem worthy of reflection at the end of every year: “Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes and lightning rattles the eaves of our houses….
When do you know you have enough: enough material possessions, enough wealth, enough family and friends, enough time and activity, enough happiness, love and companionship? I’ve been asking myself this question often the past couple years, especially around the issue of material possessions. …
It’s that time of year here in the United States – that brief span of time after Halloween and before the end-of-year holidays when we have the opportunity to think about our blessings. Recalling our blessings and being grateful, of course, isn’t limited to any one time of year. But, I for one, am grateful for this time of year and this holiday. It’s my favorite season of the year!
Right NOW please take a moment and post an action you took or an action you noticed going on in your town, city, or in the world that is evidence of humanity living in balance with the environment.
Did you spend time recycling your trash, did you read an article in the media that’s championing the environment, did you appreciate the natural world around you, did you walk instead of drive somewhere, did your town vote to put a green roof on its grade school, did you reuse/repurpose something instead of toss it out???