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Gratitude for a day of rest

Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

Today I am grateful for a day of rest, and for learning minds such as Stephen Whitt’s, who finds wonder in the “commonplace” of every day:

“We all know that acorns grow into trees. But when they start, acorns are tiny, much smaller than the trees they will become. Where does all the “tree stuff” come from?

“The surprising answer is, trees are built mostly of air. A tree takes carbon dioxide out of the air, adds in hydrogen from water, a trace amount of other chemicals, and binds it all together with the energy of sunlight to build all the stuff that makes it a tree. A tree is a machine that turns air into tree!”

~ Stephen Whitt, from his blog:

Thank  you, Stephen, for reminding us that our sense of humility and wonder, if kept softly open, can be quietly learning, even on a day of rest and recharging of our batteries, so to speak. Our learning minds never stop learning and it is nice if we can gently aim them at inspring things of every day that give us hope and courage in a world that often needs all the hope and courage it can get.

Love and Blessings, Doc Meek, Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. My wife Jeannette and I drove from Calgary, Alberta, to Sherwood Park, Alberta, to be with my Mom, who just celebrated her 92nd birthday on August 20. Wow. I hope I am still living at home and functioning mentally when I am 92 years old! Happy birthday, Mom!

Love, your oldest Son, Collins


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