Wednesday, November 27, 2013
An online daily putting "Hooray!" in your day
What is Enough?
Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving to all! The confluence of these holidays is rare--so rare in fact, it hasn't happened since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863; and it won't happen again for several thousand years! But what a wonderful occasion it is that the two collide, for both offer us an opportunity for giving thanks for our bounty and blessings.
Colleague and friend, Rabbi Joshua Lesser, wrote a remarkable poem/prayer/ritual for this particular convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. It was first published at Ritualwell (www.ritualwell.org). He graciously is allowing us to reprint it here. (Thank you, Rabbi Lesser!) I know that when I sit down on Thursday for what is more-than-enough, I will use Rabbi Lesser's words as my prayer and my praise. Hag sameach! Continue to Rabbi Lesser's poem/prayer at THD Blog
Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
If the only prayer you said was thank you,
that would be enough.
-- Meister Eckhart
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-- Marcel Proust
THD will not be published on Thursday, November 28th, so that we may celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. May your holiday be filled with blessing and bounty. May you have an opportunity to share from your vast wealth. Love and Shalom, Lee Ann and THD
This is Water (David Foster Wallace)
This is a film by The Glossary called "This Is Water" which is taken from the late David Foster Wallace's commencement address at Kenyon College. The film is less than ten minutes. Its profoundness is in its simple message. We hope that you enjoy it.
Here Are the Books On Our Bedside Table
What are you reading? Check out these wonderful titles. (By the way, some of these "on our bedside table" are actually on our Kindles and Nooks, and other reading devices! What a world we live in, huh? Simply amazing!)
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
-- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
You pray in your distress and your need;
would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy
and in your days of abundance.
-- Kahlil Gibran