The Lace of Trees Frees Me: #Share Gratitude Blog Hop

The lace of trees frees me! We are participating in the #Share Gratitude Blog Hop.  When I saw what Cascadian Nomads,  Oz the Terrier, Loved By A Collie & Kitty Cat Chronicles had created, I felt optimistic.  What better way to spend time blogging than to express gratitude. Not only do all the Positive Psychology mavens tout this as a measurable way to decrease depression, but religions too seem to have a sense of this. As I set foot outside, the sky was a dismal grey. My heart sank  as the wind rose. I suddenly remembered to glance up.

 

The lacy trees filled me with gratitude.

The lacy trees filled me with gratitude.

 

I could almost feel the tickle on my hands as I stood perfectly still and embraced the intricate patterns. My mood was lifted as I thanked the trees for always having something profound to offer anyone who seeks.

 

These stunning fringes sustained me

These stunning fringes sustained me

 

Before I learned to acknowledge the stark beauty of what Sylvia Plath called the “winter trees”, I used to mourn the loss of their leaves. In autumn,  the trees abandoned me. One winter I changed my mind after an ice storm. The barrage was fierce, but the surprise of the branches sparkling under the moon awakened me.

But I can’t leave the Tree Trunk Face out. I laughed, not only because of the pixie-ish face I saw in it. I am thankful that I have that ability to see these things this way. I thanked he sacred realms, if there are any for endowing me with creativity and whimsy. I allowed myself to acknowledge this, in gratitude.

 

Do you see the face?

Do you see the face?

 

And I thank the hosts and am thankful for the hosts of this Blog Hop, and for this blogging community! As always, I am thankful for my dogs, both living now, and those in the nether realms.

 

What do you mean mom, we are thankful for you!

What do you mean mom, we are thankful for you!

 

We really are thankful!

We really are thankful!

 

As always I am grateful for having known and loved and been loved by my beloved Matilda

As always I am grateful for having known and loved and been loved by my beloved Matilda

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Lace of Trees Frees Me: #Share Gratitude Blog Hop

  1. Bethany says:

    “I am thankful that I have that ability to see these things this way.” Wow. Just wow. This is exactly why I was so excited for this hop! Reminders like this of things I might have forgotten to give thanks for are exactly why sharing gratitude is so important. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your post and for joining the hop (which worked out fine and I changed the name on the first accident- no worries!) And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your furries from me and my furries and Leo too!

  2. Marquie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful post! As Bethany said, this post had wonderful reminders to give thanks for things I hadn’t thought of. Thank you so very much for sharing and for joining the hop. Your post is truly moving.

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