Together - Holding It All
". . . how lucky we are just to be here, both of us touching each other through these words, with all this exasperating joy."
~Kelli Russell Agodon
The author of today's poem encourages us to honor everything - small pleasures and everyday frustrations. When we hold both in the light, we begin to understand that they are always present.
It's the exasperating joy of living!
May your everyday joys multiply with daily mindfulness practices.
Try on this thought for a start to your practice today - "I'm wild about . . ."
I am grateful for this community where we can share both.
"Together" is my guiding word for 2023.
Stay tuned tomorrow as we begin a ten-day mindfulness experience to bring in the "New" in the New Year!
Praise By Kelli Russell Agodon Find me wild about stir-fry, about red velvet sofas and the people who sleep inside books and dream about commas.
We are flooded with forgetfulness, with fallen plum blossoms misspelling our names on the driveway.
Praise our too many expectations, how we overestimate the weather, each other, overestimate how deer will appear if we arrive with food.
Because reality can be a knife, we sometimes ache to tear open the tea bag, the ketchup packet, because wine arrives ready to be poured, we are foolish and happy—though our clothes do not fit, we return to being alive and living between roadblocks and detours, driving our fingers into the edge of each other’s pockets.
Praise the bare trees that tried to spell our names for their belief they could—spells and misspellings, fail and fail better, how lucky we are just to be here, both of us touching each other through these words, with all this exasperating joy.
"Praise" can be found in: The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection & Joy.
This poem was found at www.gwarlingo.com