Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! Happy Monday and the week of Thanksgiving here in the US of A! 🦃 I hope you all had a good weekend, mine was very good except for the the sudden loss of a parishioner and friend. Even in sorrow there is gratitude, and in loss there is deepened appreciation for those we love.
I can't say I wake with excitement, but I usually get out of bed and get rolling with the day. Thinking of what the day holds, what I will share here or discover in the post of others, what the flow of the day entails. It begins with prayer and coffee, and then continues with more coffee and roaming about the inter-webs, visiting the Smokehaus, Coffee Talk on Zoom, vesting for Mass, welcoming the faithful, celebrating the Sacrifice and by then it is about 8:30 AM and the day is in high gear. Off and running to whatever unfolds planned or unplanned it will be for the good. Happy Monday Friends and off to the poem and some vintage Thanksgiving imagery this week from Rockwell and Leyendecker.
Each morning I awake
overwhelmed by the leaves
turning outside the window,
the scent of fall,
the slant of morning light,
the books on my nightstand
filled with promise
the books on the coffee table
in the living room where you sit
in the unfolding of day
reading or writing, coffee in hand,
looking up and smiling, as you do.
Michael S. Glaser
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
Good Morning Neighbors from across the Local's landscape! Happy Sunday Refugees, Early Birds, Later Dayers, Conversants, and Lurkers! Hey there Phamily, Dawn Patrol, Day Walkers, Supporters, Members and Visitors! Hello again Triggeratti, Fascinating People and Beautiful Bigots! I am sure there are other wonderous Local's communities with their own vibe and rhythm, but there is only so much time to visit even the ones I favor.
A late start to the day, I was content to listen to the Dark Horse Podcast before hoping further online. I am sure I will be posting it later at Padre's. Some really good discussion about the gaslighting of the last two years. Whatever the day ahead of you holds, I hope you discover joy, or more likely bring joy to the day ahead of you. A few quotes on joy for perspective on a Sunday. Have a blessed day my friends!
Long but very worthwhile analysis of the gaslighting of the last two years and a path forward after the narrative collapses, or more likely pivots as is often the case.
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...