Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

November 25, 2008

Thankful

I am thankful, in spite of my challenges. They push me on, and keep me going.

I am enriched, in spite of my debts, none of which are greater than I what owe my friends for their unflagging faith and support.

I am calmed, in the midst of my own storm, by the hand I feel on my shoulder, which belongs to my beloved daughter. I would be adrift without her. She sees so clearly sometimes, what is too close for me to make out.

I am steadied, day to day, by the voice of my sister, who is always, always honest with me. There is not a day that I hear her voice that I do not think about the time that we were apart, and I am thankful that time is over. In the end, it was the mortar that made us stronger...that and my daughter.

I am blessed to have my mother so close by me. She believes in me, and we all need that, to bridge those devilish times when we second guess our own worth, and wonder...just wonder, how we are going to push through. I often wish I had the ability to see me as she does. But then, I remember how I see my own daughter, and I understand.

I am thankful, with each day's rise and fall, for my dear friends, the ever-widening circle of creative muses and wild women who populate my world now. There aren't enough words to describe the depth and breadth you have brought to my little world. Life is, I assure you, unimaginable without each one of you. Know that you are special, and that I am thankful for the new eyes you let me see with every day.

6 comments:

A. Rousso said...

I love your "thankful post", how beautifully you think! Aren't we all so lucky and grateful to have our loved ones whether with us in life or in spirit, our muse or perhaps muses and friends and blogs and freedom! Happy Thanksgiving each and every day of the year!

Charlene said...

I too feel like you do thank heavens for the friendships we have with all of the wonderful women out there with the blogs I so love. I love looking at yours. I visit often. Happy Thanksgiving.

carole said...

Hi Nancy:
Lovely expressions of being "Thankful"
My grown daughters and Mom (she is 100) are so much of my thankfulness.
Like Charlene said about the super bloggers it is so cool to have friends all over the globe. I love it.
Peace
carole

Kathy2eggs said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nancy. Your presence in my life is wonderful. Your Words are so special, and I am so Thankful to be a part of your circle of friends.

dollybelle said...

Happy Thanksgiving and sweetest blessings dear Nancy!
xoxo
Christine

Maija said...

So beautifully stated Nancy!