Gratitude Lantern; An Acrostic

On Thanksgiving this year, after dinner with my family, I joined my niece at her home for dessert. As night came, some guests gathered in her backyard and had an impromptu drumming session around a glowing fire.  Later, she offered the opportunity for us to write what we were thankful for on a “gratitude lantern”.  She would then light the paper lamp and send it into the sky along with our gratitude. I wrote one word…Mira.  Ours was just the one lantern, but I found photos of when thousands were lit and set sailing.  My niece also did a similar thing to celebrate the last New Year.

Google Images:  Paper lanterns lighting up the sky

Giving thanks this year, but especially for you;
Relatives and friends join together
All bringing good will and love for each other.
Today was different than so many others,
It included you, an addition to our world.
Tiny, but here, with full-fledged awareness
Urging us listen as you learn to utter.
Delighted, we focus, hanging on each coo.
Engaged, connected, our spirits merging.
 
Let us share and pen our thanks,
Annointing our hearts with gratitude.
Night arrives, the day is done,
Tablas beat an ancient tune.
Emitting a glow as it ascends,
Reminding us of what is dear,
New grace as our light lifts to the sky.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving…

 

Enjoy the holiday,

Enjoy your week!

 

The Liebster Blog Award

Many thanks and much gratitude to The Lonely Recluse http://lonelyrecluse.wordpress.com/ who honored me with the Liebster Blog Award.  I am honored.  (I copied the rules from your blog, TLR)

As with most awards there are a few rules which are:

  • Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  • Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
  • And most of all – have bloggity-blog fun!

    Some new people to me that I would like to honor:

  • DM Denton:   http://bardessdmdenton.wordpress.com/
  • Lafemmeroar:  http://lafemmeroar.wordpress.com/
  • Mish:  http://www.writer-in-transit.co.za/
  • Betty Hayes Albright:  http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com/
  • Fallen Elegy:  http://fallenelegy.wordpress.com/
No need to pass this on to anyone if you are not so inclined.  I always feel that these awards are meant to be an honor and not a bother.  I am grateful for being acknowledged and hope you are too.

Thursday Poet’s Rally 41 Award

gratitude I feel

for all done on my behalf

I hold you all dear

I would like to nominate someone new to me:  Kim King

It’s always my pleasure to participate in the rally.  Thanks to all the administrators who work on our behalf and for my fellow poet friends who have enriched my life so greatly.

Creative Blog Award

Many thanks and much gratitude to my friend Fiveloaf (Kris) for sharing this award with me after having it bestowed on him by Jingle.

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