Birthday blessings

Thank you

Great spirit, I say “thank you”

For putting life inside of me

Great spirit, I send my thanks to you

For all the blessings I can see

And all the blessings I cannot see



I sing this these resonant words whenever I visit hot springs.  And other times outdoors.  But always at hot springs.  I sang them this morning in the springs at Bodhi Manda as the pre-dawn sky turned from grey to light blue and the still-to-come sun brushed a few clouds with pink, 55 years after the morning I was born into this world.

Originally heard years ago; from a song by Oregon songstress Alice DiMicele (from searching for Alice, I see it’s also a Biblical reference…)

Image from RexWall

About Jim

Night sky watcher; a mobile bit of earth's body. One foot lingering in Lower Cañoncito's piñon-juniper foothills at the southern tip of the Rockies, the edge of the Great Plains stretching away from the mouth of our little valley a couple miles downstream. The other foot re-rooting into the Land of the White Pines, home of my blood and bones, amidst the coastal plain and glacial hills and ponds of southern Maine, between the North Atlantic and the bones of the ancient Appalachian Mountains.

Posted on 2012/02/24, in Jimwords, Nourishing Words. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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