No one knows what the body can do. -Spinoza

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

It occurs to me that the strongest way to give thanks for this life we are blessed to live is to live it passionately, fully committed to the weight of it; to take it up with a light, richly feeling heart, demanding ourselves to lust in the small details of our daily lives, while striving for the grandeur of our long term plans; as committed to the struggle as to the blessing, knowing the blessings too are given in the struggle. It occurs to me that not only might this be the truest way to give thanks, but also the means to discover a life for which we can be truly grateful.