Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blessings Upon Us

It's Thanksgiving, a holiday I enjoy very much because of all the love and food that flows.

Gratitude does too, for the many blessings our family has experienced over the years.

We often share these blessings by reminiscing after dinner while indulging in pumpkin pie.

Our family is also fortunate in that we get along very well. It's safe to say that we understand and appreciate one another. We are kind to one another. Rarely is there any drama. I am extremely grateful for that.

For some families, gathering around the table with loved ones can be challenging. Rarely does the scene resemble a Norman Rockwell painting.

I found this beautiful blessing for delicate situations such as this and wanted to share it with you.

If only we could with engage each other keeping this in mind:

"Learn to turn to each person as the most sacred person on Earth, to each moment as the most sacred moment that has ever been given to us. This moment may never happen again, because no two moments are alike. Are we perhaps awake a bit more, perhaps breathing together with God?"
~ Reshad Feild

Blessings of joy and appreciation upon you and your dear ones as you share one another's sacred company.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jan .. that's wonderful to read .. so pleased all is peaceful around you. Blessed are you for sure.

The blessing is just wonderful isn't it .. and something, as you say, we should be using all the time - every day with everyone ..

Many thanks and have a most appreciative and thankful Thanksgiving with you and yours .. all the very best - Hilary

Cindy Hively said...

Jan, Thank you so much for sharing your warmth and gratitude with us. As I was reading, I felt like I was sitting in your kitchen un-noticed. I can see you with calmness and tenderness and being present to all that surrounds you. I smell the Pumpkin pie and apple crisp. I too enjoy listening to beautiful conversation and love for one another. I love the blessing you will have with your family as you sit together to give thanks, gratitude and appreciation.

This to is my celebration with my family and many others. May we all celebrate with a heart of love on this day and every day. xo

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

Hilary, so happy to see you here and thank you for your kind thoughts. Sending vibes of blessing across the ocean to you!

Cindy, yes, may we all keep our hearts open whenever we gather with others. For, after all, we are all part of the One, yes?

Blessings everybody!

Cheryl Wright said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jan.

What precious thoughts you share here.

And I return the beautiful blessing to you and your family.

Angela Recada said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

Thank you for this lovely holiday post, and for your precious Beads of Wisdom that arrive in my e-mail every day. You have a special gift of getting to the heart of things, and for generously sharing your wisdom.

Blessings and love,

mermaid said...

I appreciate your gratitude for family and the sensitivity of difficult relationships.

I found myself observing the kind acts both given and received by family members these last few days, and there truly was an abundant cornucopia of blessings.

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

Cheryl and Angela, blessings to both of you. I am honored by the blessing of your friendship. Cheers of well-being to every one...

Mermaid, I am glad the post resonated with you. Each of us has our family challenges, every single one of us. As the Buddha said (because of that) how can we be anything but kind? Blessings to you...