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Thankful - Day 4

"If The Only Prayer You Say In Your Entire Life Is - 'Thank You' - That Is Enough"
Meister Eckhart 1260-1328
Christian Writer and Theologian


Yesterday I went for a walk on the Beach. The sun was shining, the breeze was cool and it made me feel so relaxed. We take in information about the world around us everyday, without even thinking much about it, through our senses.

Today I am Thankful to be able to See, Hear, Taste, Feel and Smell all that is around me!

Since this is Thanksgiving month, just imagine that feast without senses. The table is set in finery, flowers, a fruit bowl, candles. We gather around with family and friends, laughing and talking, exchanging a hug or handshake, "feeling the love". Then we sit down and in comes the food.... the turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing... all the tantalizing smells of what we are about to eat. Ummmm, and the taste!

Then the blessing comes, heartfelt, quiet... we listen and are filled to our very souls with Thanksgiving for another year of life.

I think it is awesome that when someone is born missing one of the senses, another sense gets even more highly developed to compensate the loss. Even those who are missing several such as Helen Keller, went on to have a full life despite her loss.



I am Thankful to be able to "take my world in" using all my senses. To watch the sun rise in the morning with a choir of birds all singing. To smell the breeze as it floats in off the ocean and feel the way it plays with my hair and blows over my skin. Then take a big sip of my favorite morning drink, Chai Tea, and yummy, taste all the spice and creaminess as it makes its way down.

What are you Thankful for today?


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