I give thanks

Lord

for all blessings

whether discovered in pain or in joy

I give thanks.

For the tears of loved ones

and the frustrations on the journey

I give thanks.

For times spent in silence

and times spent laughing

I give thanks.

For the shy questions of young ones

and the angry protests of youth

I give thanks.

For the slowness of old age

and the energy of youth

I give thanks.

For the flurry of bird wings

and for the setting sun

I give thanks.

Thank you Lord

for the gift of life that you give to us.

Thank you Lord

for your everlasting love.

October 2010

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About deepspiritleading

I connect with the Spirit of God in the world around me, my family and friends, the people I meet in my work and daily life, in music, literature, writing, art, sacred scripture, in prayer and meditation, and most of all in nature and silence. I draw strength and sustenance from the presence of God in the small everyday happenings of life. God is always present but I however do not always have my eyes, ears or other senses attuned. Each day I need to remind myself to be awake to God's presence. Keeping a Gratitude journal, walking the dog, planting summer vegetables, savouring a home cooked meal with produce from my garden, holding a loved one, sitting with someone experiencing deep emotional, mental or spiritual pain or saying a silent prayer are some of the ways I keep myself open to God's loving presence in my daily life. In this blog I hope to share with you my experiences of God's deep Spirit leading me in my everyday life to become the person that only God truly knows me to be. I hope you enjoy my musings.
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One Response to I give thanks

  1. Nina Smith says:

    I love the acknowledgment of the slowness of old age and the energy of youth. Both valid. Both to be thankful for xx

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