“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
Giving Thanks for a Thanksgiving of Change.
Thursday was a day of thanks … and I am grateful that I was able to spend it with those I love. It was a day of change … change because what was tradition was no more, while new traditions began to emerge … change because I am letting go of the old and moving through the unknown towards some new, unknown destination.
The holidays are morphing … changing … reforming for me. At times my mind wonders back to earlier times … to earlier feelings … to rich feelings crated from earlier traditions. But such traditions and feelings no longer exist because time moves forward and life changes. Letting go is the lesson here … letting go while acknowledging the joy of past experiences.
And of those I spent time with, one in particular is loved ever so deeply in friendship as well as in loving partnership. I am grateful for the uniqueness of this relationship, with both of us discarding established paradigms and allowing that which fits us best to grow and be nurtured. Letting go … learning new lessons … creating a new paradigm … listening to my inner compass and more have all allowed me to explore the unknown within such a unique relationship. It offers opportunities for flexibility, affection, respect, learning, and refining a willingness to adapt without expectations. It has taught me much and has set the stage for growth and life lessons in many other ways.
Yes … I am grateful … very grateful.