As I enter day ten of consciously and mindfully giving thanks for all that makes my life worth living, I find myself at times overwhelmed with all that I have been blessed. And then I find myself scratching around to narrow it down to just one thing for this blog.
Do I give thanks for this bright and beautiful Sunday morning while thousands try to survive the havoc of the typhoon in the Phillipines? Do I give thanks for the English muffin, raisin bran with almond milk and sliced banana while scores sleep in the streets near my comfortable and secure home? Do I express my undying gratitude for the sweet little animal companions that make my life so much richer just by being faithful and true to me whle thousands of abandoned and abused animals lanquish in overcrowded shelters across the world?
The list goes on. More. There is always more. And I am grateful, ever so humbly grateful, for the more in my life and I hope I find ways to share the more with those with less. That, my friends, is the challenge. How do not lapse into smugness over the fact that I am indeed very very fortunate? I do I surrend everything to follow in the footsteps of someone like Jesus or the Buddha or Mohammed? That is probably not me. I like to think my life is one of sharing....sharing more....all the more that I have been entrusted with.
That is why today, I am thankful for the more in my life.
Rob McMurray, self described muser extraodinaire.