Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rise Up and be Thankful

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ~ Buddha

It would be so easy to give into the fear, into the worry, into the "bad" stuff. God knows, there are enough choices of bad stuff to choose from if that is where you want to go ! But to rise up and be thankful in the face of all that, that is where it takes real courage and real strength. Trisha at Boffo Panda has real courage and real strength and shows it. So many other powerful women and men I know, in BlogLand, and in my own tighter circle have it and show it.

I am going to summon all my strength and courage today and show it. I am going to rise up and find the beauty and love in this hurt world today and celebrate it and be oh so very very thankful for it.

It will take strength and it will take courage, but guess what ?

I have it in me.

And know what else ?

You have it in you too.

Talk about things to be thankful for....

5 comments:

Alberta and Ava said...

Oh, Kim, I needed this today! And thank you for your kind words on my blog. I was not familiar with this particular Buddahist quote, but it made me smile and gave me strenghth.

Rosie said...

Kim - you've had a lot going on too and I'm so sorry about Katherine, even though she'll now be at peace. Her DH sounds like a wonderful man - you keep an eye on him... Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I suppose, being as it's the Year of the Rat, I've been in 'work hard' mode all this year, but it has made me stronger, so I have much to be thankful for.
I absolutely love your "Love" piece - bold and beautiful!

Karin said...

Hi Kim,
The quote you start this entry with made me laugh out loud! "...at least we didn't die!" Amen :) A good place to start.
I love how well you weave together and share your thoughts, experiences, other people's blogs, your art, and all, into such thought provoking and touching presents for us all to enjoy.
It does seem you and I were resonating to the same energy today - apparently along with others, too. Reminding me once again that we are all connected.
Thanks for visiting and leaving your thoughts with me.
Karin

Funky Art Queen said...

you always have the wisest things to say. Love the buddah quote....makes perfect since. Positive thoughts today!!!

Jennifer said...

Awesome!!! Perfect timing. I'm thankful for sure. It's a beautiful quite day. No need to fear!