I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Detourists!
I hope everyone had a wonderful, Grateful-FILLED Thanksgiving!
Don’t forget to remember what you’re grateful for today – and every day! After you have some time with family and friends, make sure you take a little me-time and create a gratitude list for yourself. You never know where it might take you….
Here’s a little poem I wrote about gratitude, in the spirit of the big day – which is every day!
By Amy Oestreicher
Grateful for the ever-changing
Current of the life we lead
Grateful for the fair exchanging
Of what we no longer need
Grateful for the small improvements
Building triumphs every day
Grateful for the micro-movements
We find as we make our way
Mindful of the thoughts that take us
Out of our safe moment-bubble
Mindful of the fears that break us
And cause nothing else but trouble
Mindful of the physical sensations
That we fuse with feelings
Mindful of the steady motivation
That guides us to healing
Present with the hurt arising
As we face discomfort, angst
Present with the agonizing
Pain of filling in life’s blanks
Present with our emptiness
So we can learn how to refill it
Present with our lovely mess
That we can tidy if we will it
Curious about our pains
Instead of fleeing right away
Curious about the stains
And scars that mark a harder day
Curious about what we’ve become
From struggling with our dis-ease
Curious about the one
Solution that leads to kind peace
Fearful of the changes
That amount from leaps into unknowns
Fearful of the ranges
Of emotions felt within our bones
Fearful of what lies ahead
When life’s unsteady as it is
Fearful as we start to shed
The numb, cold layers of all of this.
Breathing in the here and now
As we carry on through the hours
Breathing out the fear somehow
And resourcing our inner powers
Breathing in the hope that we
Can make one vital victory
Breathing out the doubt we see
When we imagine us happy
Joyful with the progress we’d
Be making if we moved along
Joyful that the lives we lead
Have highs and lows just like a song
Joyful to be in a place
That’s exactly where we need to be
Joyful to be face to face
With hope, faith and discovery.
Happy Thanksgiving…FROM MY DETOUR FAMILY TO YOURS!
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