We Have Enough. {A Thanksgiving Poem}

Via Bryonie Wise
on Nov 21, 2012
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This year, give thanks, for everything.

Let the tingle of gratitude move into the bones of your body, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. With each beat of your heart,”Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Dance for the joy, for the love, for the freedom, for the food in your belly, for the beating hearts of the beings that surround you.

Sing for the sorrows, for the heartbreak, for the sadness you can’t seem to shake, for the losses, for all those faces that no longer exist in this realm.

Speak with words that come straight from your heart, be honest, be kind, be love.

When you wrap your arms around your friends, lovers, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cats, dogs or hamsters, pause for a moment and allow your hearts to beat, together, for that moment, just once (maybe twice).

Pause, when you can, to listen to the laughter that surrounds you (even if you are alone and it’s your own); listen and hear it, as gospel, as truth.

Know that everything you are, everything you have, everything that you are supposed to be, is you.

And you are enough.


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About Bryonie Wise

Bryonie’s life is rooted in the belief that when we come from a place of love, anything is possible. When not teaching yoga or writing her heart to the bone, she can be found frolicking in the sunshine with her camera & her dog, Winston, living her yoga. Stay in the loop of all her magical happenings, connect with her on Facebook, TwitterInstagram—& maybe even add her first book, HEART ROAR: A Book of Tiny Prayers to your collection.


11 Responses to “We Have Enough. {A Thanksgiving Poem}”

  1. Beautiful, Bryonie! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. laydowninthetallgrass says:

    Thanks Lynn! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Love this Bryonie! And p.s. I think you won the cookies for the editorial challenge! xo

  5. laydowninthetallgrass says:

    Thanks so much Kate! What? For real??!!! YAY!!!! xo

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    A wonderful thought. It reminds of the occasion when John Muir declared that he was richer than the railroad millionaire and magnate E.H. Harriman:
    "I have all the money I want and he hasn't," he said.

  9. laydowninthetallgrass says:

    Thanks, Mattie! ~ b

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