Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day 2015

I woke up today with a heart filled with gratitude.  I made a list of all the people, things, loves of my life that fill me with joy and with gratitude.

Here's a poem by George Bernard Shaw that shines on how I want my life lived:

This is the true joy in life—that being used for 
a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.

That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, 
selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining 
that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community 
and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. 
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work 
the more I live.

I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. 
It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment 
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it 
on to future generations.

— George Bernard Shaw 

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all.  It is good to have a day to give thanks.



  1. Wow, wow, wow. Stunning poem, and thank you for linking to it on your FB page! <3



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