Monday, November 15, 2010


"As the soul can render the face luminous so too can love turn up the hidden light within a person's life.  Love changes the way we see ourselves and others.  We feel beautiful when we are loved, and to evoke an awareness of beauty in another is to give them a precious gift they will never lose.  When we say from our heart to someone, 'You are beautiful', it is more than a statement or platitude, it is a recognition and invocation of the dignity, grandeur, and grace of their spirit.  There is something in the nature of beauty that goes beyond personality, good looks, image and fashion.  When we affirm another's beauty, we affirm something that cannot be owned or drawn into the grid of small mindedness or emotional need.  There is profound nobility in beauty that can elevate a life, bring it into harmony with the artistry of its eternal source and destination."
--John O'Donohue, "Beauty, The Invisible Embrace"

Things I am thankful for today:

1.  My "make a difference" coffee mug.
2.  Slippers.
3.  Not needing to leave the house today.
4.  Candles.
5.  New music to listen to!
6.  Books.
7.  Reminders of childhood.
8.  Eye cream. 
9.  Curly hair.
10.  Pens that work.

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