Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessing

You have given so much to me
Give one thing more--a grateful heart:
Not thankful when it pleases me,
As if your blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be
Your Praise alone.
--George Herbert
Wishing you peace in every moment, joy in every beauty, and love in every breath.


"Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive ... and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us."

--Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I didn't think The Alchemist was a particularly well-written or engaging book, but I do like this sentiment, that we are all connected to and part of a universal soul.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prayer for the Earth

"O God, awaken in us a sense of wonder for the earth and all that is in it.

Teach us to care creatively for its resources."

--R. W. Hesse, Jr.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


--a poem by Robert Francis

One flower at a time, please
however small the face.

Two flowers are one flower
too many, a distraction.

Three flowers in a vase begin
to be a little noisy.

Like cocktail conversation,
everybody talking.

A crowd of flowers is a crowd
of flatterers (forgive me).

One flower at a time. I want
to hear what it is saying.