Thankful Thursday

I didn’t have any plans to blog tonight until I saw the InspireRD post on Thankful Thursdays.

I love her post…on playing with the image of perfection, while needing integrity and honesty.  I’ve never met a truly wise person who wasn’t afraid to be fallible and human, and yet we (I) still are attached to these masks we have!   It’s frightening to be vulnerable.  I posted last year on one of my biggest challenges and it was both tremendously important and difficult, all in one. I also enjoyed her comments the value of pausing, stepping back from the computer and taking a moment to give thanks.

I love our new home, it’s like my cocoon.  I love “our” fox, “our” cats, “our” trees (the tree photo is from 3 weeks ago).  I love the birds that sing for my morning walk and the neighbor dog that barks his encouragement.  I love how fortunate I am that I don’t have to worry about not having enough food, money or love.

I am grateful, too, that there were times in my life where all 3 were in short supply, because it taught me how to treasure them all.

E and I do “gratitudes” together each night.  It’s such a beautiful way to reconnect.  I forget to cherish the moments.  One of my favorite teachers called it being “alive and awake to being alive and awake.”  Because the beauty and joy is often in getting real, good, bad or ugly.

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About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Thankful Thursday

  1. Very nice sentiments, Cheryl! I especially love the cocoon imagery. That’s pretty much how I feel about our house. Only a few more days and we’ll be back in our treehouse as that’s what it “becomes” as soon as the leaves come out. At that point we can *mostly* not see our neighbors’ houses any longer. ;-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  2. Thank you so much for linking up. You are so right, being vulnerable is scary. Whenever I post something like that, I wonder who will read it and what they will think. Then I realize that no matter what, I’m glad I posted my true thoughts and feelings. Love your cocoon!

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