• advent journal: thank you note

    by  • December 6, 2018 • advent journal, america, gratitude, hope • 4 Comments

    thank you note

    the certainty of cynicism
    has no room for gratitude
    power never says thank you
    we are a culture short on
    courage and long on loud

    to choose to be thankful
    requires the tenacity
of a heart
    broken open and willing to sit
    silently on a starlight night or in
    the shadow of a bee’s wing

    where we can be reminded
    of our appropriate insignificance
    and the sparkles of uncertainty
    that fill our lives with hope
    the opposite of fear 
is thank you



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    4 Responses to advent journal: thank you note

    1. Nathan Brown
      December 6, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Absolutely fantastic, my friend…

    2. Claudia Fulshaw
      December 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      Two of my favorite words. Thank you.

    3. Marty Morris
      December 7, 2018 at 9:13 am


    4. Susan Row
      December 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

      ‘willing to sit silently … in the shadow of a bees wing’ may be the best line I’ve ever read or heard sung. Wow, Milton, what an amazing image of our insignificance! And then you bend it into hope …’sparkles of uncertainty that fill our lives with hope’. This one goes on the bathroom mirror next to Louan’s prayer!!!

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