It's fitting that at this time of "giving thanks," and holiday miracles, that I share this amazing and profound 10 minute video with you from Louie Schwartzberg. This was shared with me by a very good friend of mine, and it has become my morning meditation. Tune out all other distractions; listen to the wondrous insight from a young girl; and the profound wisdom from an elderly man, shaped and honed by life experience and an attitude of appreciation.
It is impossible to watch this video and not feel a new sense of wonder and appreciation for the numerous blessings in your life. As you see the smiles and sparkle in the eyes of those photographed all over the world, recognize how small and interconnected our world is! What if, instead of fighting traffic, hunting sales and best prices, you simply shared this video and, perhaps, a donation to a charity of your choice..... imagine the sense of satisfaction and appreciation within that generosity: and then pause, and reflect on the true gifts of this time of year. Resist the impulse to spend more money, and, instead, spend more time...... with loved ones, doing what nourishes your spirit, that unveils the unfolding and becoming that is so vividly captured in Louie's time-lapse photography.
As we prepare to say good bye to 2011 and enter into 2012, thank YOU for allowing me to share my passions with you; for taking some of your precious time to read these small epistles, and to share in the natural beauty of our world. You are a cherished companion and I am grateful for YOU!
God's blessings for the remainder of 2011 and for 2012!