Monday, January 23, 2012

Common Miracle project

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”
–Pema Chodron 

My Common Miracles for today:

A note (and a very thoughtful package) in the mail from a dear, missed friend: "In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices." -Elizabeth Gilbert

Thank you, Shauna. This one's going in the keeper folder.

And this image: 

This little fountain is in our bird feeding area, just off the house entrance, and it hasn't gurgled since before Christmas. With the snow and now the melting, all of a sudden, it just started doing its thing this morning. 'Twas the strangest spring-like moment, in the midst of snow, still.

Those two moments sang to me today, as I slushed and slid around in the melting ice/snow. 

To see how the Common Miracle project began, go here.


  1. It's wicked foggy here today since the temp has risen (they say to 50!) and there is still snow on the ground. Great for pictures :-)

  2. Nothing lovelier than a package in the mail. So warming!

    And I do love your gurgling pot out in the winter.

    And, of course, I love the fact that you notice all the little niceties of life.

  3. I don't know why, but the story about your gurgling pot gave me the chills (in a good way!). I heard a bird song today I haven't heard in months, and it did the same thing. Spring is coming, spring is coming!


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