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Thursday, November 23, 2006

giving thanks

in this early quiet moment i am feeling a deep sense of thankfulness...this image is an illustration of the many reasons i feel grateful. as i observed this mother washing her little girls hair in her market stall i was moved by the tenderness of her touch, the care and concern of her action. during this activity she made a sale -the girl waited -and she returned to the rinsing of her hair without skipping a beat. our ability to do things (simple dailey tasks) and feel the sensations of love is remarkable. this mothers ability to adjust to her circumstances is encouraging to me ...no running water-no problem-fill a bucket...where there's a will there's a way. i hope to remember that today as i prepare dinner for a crowd (23 family members and all that can create) i will take my cue from this sight- use my hands to provide with care and love, stay in the moment not thinking of the past(did i mention the family crowd brings a little tension with it) or anticipating the future.....this moment i am full of appreciation for the treasures of love, sight, sensations, thoughts, and you.

7 Comments:

At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Rhea said...

Thanks for this lovely image. Hope your holiday was a good one! Here in Boston I had a great time with friends. We always go around the table and talk about what we are thankful for.

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger mayseek life said...

thank you rhea...we too, have alot to be thankful for.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger la vie en rose said...

thank you! these are such beautiful thoughts...

 
At 7:39 PM, Anonymous karen said...

This was truly a humbling yet inspiring sight...Eileen, you've captured it beautifully and your thoughts fit it perfectly

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Wenda said...

mindful gratitude, what could be more nourishing?

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Wenda said...

as i enlarge your photo and spend more time with the scene, i realize i know just how it feels to be a child lavished with that kind of loving attention. i especially remember how my mother would hold out the warm towel for me to step toward after my bath and how she would hug me in my towel until I was warm enough for her drying.

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger mayseek life said...

karen, i am fortunate to have shared the sight with you.
wenda, what a dear memory- sometimes i will get a wave of such a tender rememberence of my mothers care and am overwhelmed.

 

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