advent journal: thank you note

Retro effect and toned image of a woman hand writing a note with a fountain pen on a notebook. Motivational concept with handwritten text THANK YOU; Shutterstock ID 359823902; PO: today

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



  1. ‘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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