Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡
How’s your weekend going…..
Well, darn sometimes I really miss my parents.(pout) They passed away many years ago. I’d love to sit and chat with them.
And, one of the things that I’d would really love to do is thank them for everything they tried to teach me as a kid/child.
And,of course they were successful at all of it. Ha! Ha! I think I’ve tried to remember what they taught me about life, and be a model for my own kids. (furry kids count)
I am pretty certain my father’s love for music has been shared on a post or two. http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/2014/03/ode-to-joy/ There’s no doubt that any musical talent I have definitely came from him……actually any creative, artistic abilities too. Okay, even my decorating talents. (laughs)
But the truth is, it was my mother who had the most loving spirit. A quiet gracious women. Oh, and yes very different from my extremely out going bigger than life personality father.
Oddly, my mother’s greatest lesson came to me during her last year of life, as she struggled with ALS (yes, the ice bucket thing) She had always taught her children to be grateful for everything. But that last year, I became aware of a deeper kind of gratitude.
One that went beyond my conceptions and beliefs of good and bad. A sense of gratitude that rejoices in life exactly as it is, right now..life is perfect in spite of its imperfections.
The disease ALS takes away ones ability to perform the simplest functions we take for granted. Amazingly, my mother taught me that real gratitude has reverence and appreciation for the entire dance of creation as it is right now. My mother was a great teacher….I’m grateful.
Have a lovely Sunday,
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~Meister Eckart