Thursday, September 27, 2012

Reflection and Thanksgiving Thursday

"Sit a while and reflect. All that we have done and have yet to do lead us upward." ~Mama Hen 
I have always been one to reflect upon everything. My mind is continuously going, both day and night. The other day as I was sitting at an unusually long light, I watched an elderly gentleman walking along the sidewalk with his cane. The cars were racing past and the world seemed to be in such a hurry. However, this man who wore the signs of a lifetime in each line on his face and carried the burdens of many years in the exaggerated hunch of his shoulders, walked leisurely amidst it all. I watched his rickety walk and wondered about his story. I thought about my own life and how I continuously seek peace in this ever rapid paced society. I started thinking about when I will be this gentleman's age and sitting upon a bench under an old tree. What will I reflect upon? Will I have lived the life I had imagined decades ago? Will I have passed along enough kind deeds to others and taught my daughter well through example? Will I have done the work God has intended for me? Will I feel whole? While having a mind that is always reflecting can be exhausting at times, it is comforting to know that through this constant reflection and reevaluation I can bring about the changes I want to see decades from now.
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) The gift to change the things we want to see. 3.) Each new day God  has blessed us with. 4.) Rainy days and slowing the pace for a moment. 5.) Horses and the overflowing love Little Chick has for them. 

5 comments:

  1. You and I are so very much alike, my dear friend. I often find myself reflecting on others and wondering what their "story" is in life. I think moments when we look at this world around us and think about the bigger picture are really precious, and I'm so glad you shared this with us. I'm so sorry I've been absent from your blog home. This year has had me in a number of different "reflecting" states, and my visits to others places have really dwindled. I'm so glad to have stopped by today. I can't wait to look at some recent pictures of our Little Chick and see how she's grown. Hugs, my friend. Thinking of you - always.

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  2. Many people never get to the point where they're reflecting and evaluating. It's a good practice, Mama Hen! It so benefits you, Little Chick, and all those with whom you come in contact. Blessings!

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  3. Reflection is indeed a gift but like me can feel like a curse. I guess it's all a balancing act...
    sitting in your car, thinking, you may have given that older gent more energy than he's had in years.
    Hope you are doing well.

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  4. Hey there! I do the same thing.. brain just goes and goes... Hope all is well! (Sorry I have not commented or stopped by much. I've been just putting one foot in front of the other..) :-)

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