I came across a blogger today who has written something that I consider to be so lovely that I asked her permission to share it on my blog. She gets lots of readers on her blog, but including it here might allow a few different readers to see this poem as well!
I titled my blog ThanksFor2Day because I wanted to have a place to specifically write down my blessings. But since its inception, it has changed and evolved to include much more than my original intention--and I know I don't show my thankfulness as often as I should! So, I consider it a huge blessing that Shady Gardener of Does Everything Grow Better In My Neighbors Yard? is willing to share with me her beautiful poem, and that I can put it on my thankfulness blog! I am so happy to share it with all of you and I say, thank you to Shady G. for writing it:)
The driving snow is like a mist,
I cannot see but quite –
The trees across the backyard,
Are finely dressed in white.
December’s gift, sight to behold,
I cannot get it right –
Am I gladsome, am I not?
As gusts whisk flakes in flight…
I then inspect from inside out,
My heart has reached its height –
The beauty-gift I love the most -
The arms of friends held tight.
So then I utter “Thank you”
To the One who offers bright;
Truth and beauty to absorb
And Self throughout the night.
by ("Shady G")
December 9, 2008