Friday, November 25, 2011

Goodbye Week. Hello Weekend. Lessons Learned: Take 22.

Goodbye cup running over with gratitude for family and friends.
Goodbye fantastic and delicious Thanksgiving meal, all made by my parents (best stuffing ever, mom).
Goodbye turkey-induced, tryptophanic, serotonin-released 2-hour nap after Thanksgiving dinner - yawn!
Goodbye The Muppets movie with school friends filling the entire theater!
Goodbye unusually warm weather before temps drop and the ground is covered in white (we'll get in a few hikes).

Hello Christmas decoration boxes scattered all over the house just waiting to be opened.
Hello declaring most of the next days Pajama Days with lots of snuggle sessions.
Hello hot chocolate breaks from decking our halls.
Hello Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch and gladly finishing off the leftover pie.
Hello gathered Sweet Gum Tree "spikies" - I have big craft plans for you I can't wait to share.

This week I learned realization from contemplation is a powerful gift to which I am thankful. I'm grateful for the following self-discoveries:
1) All I have really is all I need.
2) Health is the most important wealth.
3) Love is the origin for everything. When that isn't the case, do what it takes to make it so.

The scene outside a Best Buy (back of building) last night as we were heading home from my parents' house, about 10:30 PM.

So, are you a Black Friday shopper or not?


The Cheese Thief said...

I second you on the "health is the most important wealth". I always think of the Dalai Lama quote:

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:

Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Suzan Wood-Young said...

Black Friday sounds like one of Dante's circles of Hell to me. I'm NOT a willing shopper most times of the year. On a lighter note that turkey looks fantastic!


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