Hello friends! Below is a brief video expressing some things I am grateful for (of course there are many, many more... INCLUDING THIS NEW NEWS--my doctor just called this morning from home to tell me that my latest MRI shows no active inflammation and that some of the lesions in my brain have shrunk...YAY Gilenya and my dear Dr. Cabot who takes such excellent care of me!!! ...if you are a regular at my blog, you know that gratitude is something I write about frequently.) I like this new tradition of posting the quilt for an end of the year wrap up instead of on Thanksgiving Day, I hope you do too.
Ok, well, this was my first attempt using iMovie. I had minimal tech support (from Gordon and Rosie...they were busy playing games on xbox kinect...and Belin is about as tech savvy as I am), so no extraordinary effects. Kind of a glorified slide show. It took a ridiculous amount of time to put it together, but mostly because I had no idea what I was doing. I am grateful that my Swiss cheese brain can still learn new things! Still I'm pleased to offer this little "movie" to you as an entry into the sacred space of gratitude we have created together as a worldwide community.
Lets begin then, shall we?
Reading this is an invitation to slow down, something that is challenging for many people, myself included at times. Consider "sipping" the words like a warm cup of tea, a soothing delight, tasting the depth of emotion as you meander through this labyrinth of text. Every word is an offering, a prayer, a grateful acknowledgement of the blessings in our lives. There are words of thanks from every continent with the exception of Antarctica represented, from people of all ages, many faith traditions and cultures. Some are contemplative, some lighthearted. All answer this very simple question: