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A New Thank You

Sunflower

Sunflower

I was dancing and walking yesterday because we awoke to sunshine. I was hungry for the sunshine and it distracted me for several hours and I could not remain inside.

I was grateful for the rays of laughter and the comradery of energy that just embellished the whole experience. Dogs were set free in happy.

This is the same way I feel about the folks who read my blog posts. I dance and feel the rain drying from my head and shoulders just knowing that so many have given me over 2 minutes of their time and energy to stop and connect. It is very important to me that I am listened to and heard; to know that someone came into my space and paused.

OH! And your comments just make my heart skip a beat and joy just rumble up the wind pipe and burst out loud with a breeze of delight. I think I will call it sighing into a hug. I am renewed. Thank you.

My gift to you is my meditation prayer for today. It is from the book Earth Prayers from Around The World; edited by Elizabeth Robert and Elias Amidon

I thank You God for most this amazing
day for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky, and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(I who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday, this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing – human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
~E.E. Cummings

Did you recognize my words of thanks? I am just so in joy with each one of you – I just had to say something NOW. Do you every feel this way – so full it just spills out?

Looking forward to your reply – as you can plainly tell.

Other reading you might enjoy:
1,000 Thank Yous
A Quiet and Necessary Thank you note
A Divine Listener
Rosie Gratitude

26 Responses to “A New Thank You”

  1. Talon Says:

    “I think I will call it sighing into a hug.” – what a gorgeous description of spilling-over joy.

    I sighed into a hug reading your post, Patricia. Thank you!

    (And, yes, there are times when my heart is simply filled right up with delight and I have to weep with happiness)
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..The Summer Sisters =-.

  2. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    So nice to read such an upbeat post on Monday morning. Thank you. :)
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..Am I Putting Ideas Into My Kids’ Heads? =-.

  3. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. I loved your description:

    “OH! And your comments just make my heart skip a beat and joy just rumble up the wind pipe and burst out loud with a breeze of delight. I think I will call it sighing into a hug. I am renewed. Thank you.”

    Isn’t it great when we see people popping past our blog – just makes it so worthwhile .. and as you say cheers the day ..

    & excactly as Vered says .. so nice to read ..

    Good to see you out and about enjoying the sun .. that sunflower is magnificent isn’t it .. have a great week – Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Food, Food, Glorious Food … What could possibly go wrong …? =-.

  4. Patricia Says:

    Talon,
    Thank you for all your wonderful comments and dropping on by

  5. Patricia Says:

    Vered,
    You are welcome – and we are having a sunny morning again today! That’s good on a Monday morning too!

  6. Patricia Says:

    Hilary,
    people popping onto and past the blog is just pure joy for me….thank you for you gracious comments.

  7. Tony Single Says:

    It is you who has blessed me, Patricia, with this wonderful warm hug. I’m grinning like a cheshire cat now, and will have to go outside and find someone to hug right now… you know, pay it forward. I’m sure they won’t see it the same way though… they’ll most likely see it as assault. Oh dear, I’m rambling again…

    Hmmm… perhaps I can just sit here and keep grinning? Yes, much safer. 😛

    Thank you for your uplifting words. They are much appreciated! :)

  8. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia! What a lovely hug – so here’s one right back at you!
    Hugs,
    suZen

  9. Patricia Says:

    Tony,
    Cheshire cat sounds wonderful – your comments are so appreciated, I just needed to let folks feel the glow
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..The Love Ceiling ~a novel by Jean Davies Okimoto =-.

  10. Patricia Says:

    Suzen,
    Thank you

  11. Davina Says:

    “Do you every feel this way – so full it just spills out?” Yes, I do :-) It reminds me of the feeling I’d get on the last day of school in June. The school bus pulling up to our driveway; the trees, luxuriously dressed for summer in shades of green (SO welcome after the long hard winter on the farm); the air still smelling spring-like… my sisters and I hopped off the bus and ran across the green grass… smiling… with what seemed like a lifetime of long lazy days ahead until September. Sigh. Kinda chokes me up, just remembering…sniff…
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Sleeping with the Muse =-.

  12. Joanna Paterson Says:

    What a beautiful burst of sunshine this rainy Tuesday morning – thank you so much! It makes my heart glad to know that you were feeling such joy and wonder. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    I had one of those moments yesterday – crossing back over the river (I have to get a ferry home) after a very long and tiring day, I was just so amazed by the pattern of light on the water, so grateful for what the river has given me, how it has soothed my soul and let me be me…

    Fortunately I had shades on so the other passengers couldn’t see me crying with gratitude 😉

  13. Dot Says:

    My absolute favorite poet! And your writing deserves the attention it gets!

  14. Patricia Says:

    Davina,
    See this is what I am talking about the comments are just beautiful gifts of joy and sunshine continues….I am running through the grass with you

  15. Patricia Says:

    Joanna,
    Lots of folks around here take a ferry home…I work at home so don’t leave very much….I can just feel your joy even with your shades on –

  16. Patricia Says:

    Dot,
    You are so special to say such lovely things….which of course, are so true…Thank you for your lovely comment and also your taking to task comments – get our heads out of the clouds and our feet grounded

  17. Davina Says:

    I’m making lemonade. After all that running… we’ll need to hydrate. :-) Cheers!
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Sleeping with the Muse =-.

  18. Patricia Says:

    Davina,
    I love lemonade – on my way over :) Hydration ahead

  19. J.D. Meier Says:

    It sounds like the sunshine really brightened your day. The sun always gets me going — like a real boost that I can’t get any other way. The breeze, the smell, the birds all add to it.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..Wabi-Sabi – Embrace the Imperfection =-.

  20. Patricia Says:

    J.D.
    I am not much good in hot weather, but a bit of sunshine just opens up energy channels in me. The TV guy says 79’F on Sunday…I think that will lift my spirits after all this rain.

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  22. Meredith Says:

    Patricia, this was my first stop by here, and oh, I’ve enjoyed that visit. Your outpouring of gratitude is very touching, and I’m sure your regular readers feel your joy and love. I adore that particular e. e. cummings work, and this line especially resonated with me today: “a blue true dream of sky.”

    Lovely!
    .-= Meredith´s last blog ..meeting the muse =-.

  23. Jannie Funster Says:

    I feel the same way about comments on my blog — you all will never know the thrill of your visits and words. Sunshine, pure friendship sunshine!!

    xoxo

  24. patricia Says:

    Jannie,
    Comments are just the best the bee’s knees

  25. Patricia Says:

    Meredith,
    Welcome, welcome and thank you for your lovely comments. I just love it when an e.e. cummings’ piece comes up in my meditation series – makes me think – something else I love to do.

    Took me a few minutes to find your comment and moderate. Again Thank you

  26. Claire - Gratitude Connection Says:

    Thanks for the warm and welcoming hug, joyfully returned!
    .-= Claire – Gratitude Connection´s last blog ..Today I’m grateful for… =-.