Thursday, November 22, 2012

# 20 We are grateful for our connnection with you.

I am a firm believer that the people that are in your life are there for a reason.    If anything our experiment has helped us see ourselves in others and others in ourselves.  As a mother I can't think of a better outcome! We are so thankful for you in our lives.  I have a favorite poem, I'm not a poem girl so this is actually my only favorite poem.  As I was thinking over the last 20 days this poem comes to mind and sums us the lesson that I would like my children to most embrace.  Happy Thanksgiving!

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi ~

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