Saturday, March 12, 2011

There Is A Big Hole... our world.
It is so devastating and so
We weep for those
who are suffering
and wonder what we can do.
It is an impossible question
to answer.
We all do the best we can.
We can donate to trusted
We can call a loved one.
We can take care of things at home.
Aren't we blessed to have a home?
We can reach out to people
beyond our family
and say, 
"You matter, you fill a space
in my life."
"You are important to me."
And we can reach out
because we have working phones,
the Internet, or letters that we know will be delivered.
We have familiar paths, loved paths to walk.
They are still here, known and worn.
We can be thankful 
for so many things...
things we take for granted.
A house, a home
and knowing where our loved ones are.
They may not be here right now, 
but we are assured that they
are in a safe place.
We have food, clean water,
books to read,
warmth and hope.
We can go to bed at night...
(we have a bed to go to)
We have that bed with sheets
and warming blankets.
We have someone to say goodnight to.
We have doors to lock
or windows to open
in order to hear the tender sounds of the night.
If we have pets
they will be there to greet us in the morning,
and that morning will come, 
it will be like all other mornings.
It will be a normal morning.
Let us all give thanks
for a normal, simple morning.
A morning with all of its ordinariness.
May we all appreciate the 
big and the very small.
May we give thanks
and reach out however we are able.

Best to all, ellen.


J & B said...

How right you are, the hardship of so many people
in the world now a days is heart rending even more so
at the moment.

We really do have to be very grateful for our lives
and think of others too. We all tend to be so busy
and the days fly by. You really made me stop and

again a photo that has meaning, thanks B

furrybees said...

Thanks, Ellen - beautifully put.

weebug said...

well said, and a wonderful photo.

Ellen said...

Very apt and true words. Being thankful to God for his provision.

Ginnie said...

You have put in to words what is in my heart. How often I forget to be thankful for each breath I take.

robyn L. said...

I love this. I had to wait a few days before I could read this post because the news was still too fresh and raw in my mind and heart. I'm glad I read it tonight, though. You reminded me that I do indeed have a lot to be thankful for.

jackie said...

i love what you create here - a web of grace and gratitude - so lovely and luminescent like the filtered sunlight through a gossamer weaving of spiderweb.