Think of Others

The message that should be on all minds, not just those celebrating Thanksgiving.
For my friends across the pond who are celebrating, I wish you all a Wonderful time.

Teacher as Transformer

Mahmoud Darwish wrote this poem in a way that stands out for me. He bracketed every second line as a gentle reminder to remember those who have less than us.

Canadians and Americans celebrate Thanksgiving at different times, but part of the celebrating is thinking about the good fortune we have and how others may be missing what we call good fortune.

Perhaps, the measure is not material. Perhaps, the measure is in those people and things that are immeasurable.

As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
(do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you wage your wars, think of others
(do not forget those who seek peace).
As you pay your water bill, think of others
(those who are nursed by clouds).
As you return home, to your home, think of others
(do not forget the people of the camps).
As you sleep and count the stars, think…

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About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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2 Responses to Think of Others

  1. Thank you David. A day of gratitude can be a wondrous thing. Whether or not there is a fancy table overflowing with food and sweets. Whether it is a few gathered or many, or one. The sensation of feeling true gratitude is unlike any other. Mega-hugs my friend.

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