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Love Letter Thursday 4.18.13

Pink-ZhuHua.jpgToday, I give you my love by sharing a poem from a book of poems and prayers from my childhood.  Each spring, I delight in and am in literal awe of the flowering trees around me. This poem inspires me to honor these trees and all the other living things around me, great and small, that make each and every day a magical gift—as long as I keep my eyes open.  Please read this poem outloud and although the poet has chosen to address a male God in the form of “father,” I invite you to take the meaning into your heart and translate it into the higher power of your choice.  After reading the poem, go outside for a few minutes and allow yourself to become aware of your environment.  If you are not physically able or have responsibilities that keep you indoors, then go to a window or even close your eyes and imagine.


After reading this poem and bringing your awareness to the act of spring being performed by nature right now, please write a comment and share something new that you noticed in your environment, your thoughts or memories.  Carry this new awareness and magical gift into the rest of your day.

Father We Thank Thee~Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee,
For tender grass so fresh and sweet,
Father, we thank Thee,
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
Father, we thank Thee,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
Father, we thank Thee,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
Father, we thank thee,
For rest and shelter of the night,
Father, we thank Thee,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

With great affection and gratitude,Sharon
Posted by Sharon Fennimore Rudyk, a yoga therapist, holistic health counselor and birth doula based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Find out more about me on my website

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