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.