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It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.
– Maya Angelou
Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!
– Rainer Maria Rilke
The theme for the month of November is Gratitude. This continues a practice on this blog over the years I’ve been posting quotes, reflections, and photos.
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A life of gratitude accepts the bad with the good. Genuine gratitude is not a zero sum game in which thankfulness increases the more fortunate you are and decreases the more adversity you experience.
– Dan Clendenin
On this 2nd Sunday of Lent the readings tell us of God’s mercy and blessing for us:
From Genesis 12: “All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.”
And from Psalm 33: “May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who have put our hope in you.”
So this week we will focus on Mercy and Blessing. And today’s Lenten quote is:
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau