November 29 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 29, 2021

I’ll leave you this month with a poem by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre that incorporates the concepts of grief, gratitude and grace.

How to Recognize Grace

It takes you by surprise
It comes in odd packages
It sometimes looks like loss
Or mistakes
It acts like rain
Or like a seed
It’s both reliable and unpredictable
It’s not what you were aiming at
Or what you thought you deserved
It supplies what you need
Not necessarily what you want
It grows you up
And lets you be a child
It reminds you you’re not in control
And that not being in control is a form of freedom.

–Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, Weavings journal, July/August 2002

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