Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Say Thanks, Eve

It occurred to me during my prayer time this morning that Eve would never have been tempted to take that apple if she hadn't felt she was missing out on something. And I know from my own life that when I feel I'm missing out, I'm not feeling grateful for what I already have. That's such a subtle thing--we can slip in and out of ingratitude thousands of times a day. When I am aware of all the huge, continuous, and wonderful (and little, sporadic, and quiet) blessings I receive each day, I don't yearn for fruit that's not mine. I'm happy; I'm content. I love my life, and I can't wait until the next time God strolls through the garden with me so I can share my joy and thanks.

May each of us, as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. or experience our days around the world, be fully aware and grateful for the truly uncountable gifts we are given on a daily basis. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for you, reader, that you read these thoughts that I post on this page.

:) Kathy

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Conversations and Spirit

Hi again. I've just posted the second set of interview questions for the book I'm researching on conversation. This set of questions relates to community, spirituality, and care of the earth. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and I deeply appreciate any comments or stories you'd like to share!

Here's the link: Conversations survey, part 2

Thanks very much for your help! :) k