Saturday, October 25, 2008

a saturday list

on the menu: (for tomorrow's home & love*made brunch...) spinach & mushroom omelets, yam "fries", pumpkin muffins, mugs o' tea & a double serving of catchin' up conversation.
prayer: (appropriate for these times, i think...) "We are aware that all generations of our ancestors and all future generations are present in us. / We are aware of the expectations that our ancestors, our children, and their children have of us. / We are aware that our joy, peace, freedom, and harmony are the joy, peace, freedom, and harmony of our ancestors, our children, and their children. / We are aware that understanding is the very foundation of love. / We are aware that blaming and arguing never help us and only create a wider gap between us, that only understanding, trust, and love can help us change and grow." -Thich Nhat Hanh
color: gray. the color of this day i am embracing.
enjoying: the unfolding of my saturday. waking without an alarm. a cup o' yogi tea (thai sweet delight) with this bit o' wisdom dangling from the end of the tea bag: "Grace brings contentment." healing minutes on the phone with a soul*sister. scrumptious sushi lunch with a dear friend...full of heart*full, rich conversation & appreciation for one another. being at home for the evening/night.
definition: grace (noun). 1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion. 2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement. 3. A sense of fitness or propriety. 4a. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill. b. Mercy; clemency. 5. A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence. 6. A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve. [definition found here.]
releasing: "have to" and "must".
welcoming: grace.
tunes: Ella Fitzgerald. the perfect voice for today.
remembering: an extra*special, extra*long re*connecting weekend celebration/love*fest in maine a couple o' weeks ago. gathering around tables of five or more at meal*times. making a feast o' home & love*made pumpkin pie & stir*fry. toasting to life & love. walking through a fairy village. seeing a great blue heron. drivin' & drivin' & drivin'. salad & pizza. a hot tuna sandwich. sunday morning bagels, fresh from the bakery, on the beach. days without television or radio. taking photos.
seeing: (from my 5th floor windows) the tops of orange*red & yellow*green trees.
feeling: a bit shy & quiet & soft lately. also feeling a bit anxious, stressed & overwhelmed in the last day +.

what's on your saturday list?


Susan Tuttle said...

I so enjoyed this post -- your words of wisdom!

Thank you so much for leaving such a beautiful poem on my blog my friend -- i am deeply grateful.

Hope you are well.


liz elayne lamoreux said...

this prayer is truly beautiful. thank you for sharing it.

and i wish that menu was my menu for this morning. sounds. so. good.

and i loved reading these definitions of grace.

sending you peace and blessings today...