Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

August 16, 2010

I Thank You God!

What a cool, low-humidity day!  After a fun weekend of camping and being in nature and participating in church activities in meaningful ways, on my walk with E-man this morning, this song kept playing through my head.  Below is the poem it is based on ... I learned this arrangement by Gwyneth Walker in Woman's Chorale during my Bethel years.  It's beautiful and it portrays my feelings of this morning better than my words are able to describe.  

"i thank You God for most this amazing" 
by ee cummings:

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

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