Today I'd like to share the following beautiful prayer with you. Its depth and beauty touched my heart. Hope it does the same for you. Too bad so many tend to forget what gratitude is all about.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn,
and to her sisters, the beans and squash, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees, which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given to us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
Iroquois Prayer from the 1800's
I returned to work on Monday. I still have pain, but it is gradually lessening. This week vanity has been playing second fiddle to comfort. I've been using my cane to get around this week. Painful as it may be, I am grateful for the ability to still get around...and as much as I may gripe about my job, I'm grateful that I still have one. Who knows where we would be if I wasn't working? I'm also grateful that the pain at night has been abating, and sleep has become less elusive.
Hopefully, in the near future, hubby will be back to work. Keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer. It's been hard on me carrying this load for so many months. It also gets depressing when you bust your butt and cannot afford anything for yourself. So, hubby went for his second interview in a place he 'really' would like to work. It looks pretty promising, but I've also learned not to count my chickens until they are hatched.
I give thanks to our great Mother for never giving me more than I can bear.