Awakening a Keen Observer

Friday, December 30, 2005

Morning Smiles

Grace and Peace
I woke up this morning and got my chai and then sat down to see what was happening on Sesame Street. Amazingly enough Grover, (a monster) was trying to prove to the cows on Sesame street that milk comes from other animals besides cows. So he took a trip to Tibet and watched the children there in school, learning and then going home and milking the Yak...then serving them yummy yak butter tea. The smiles and the joy on the faces of these people was so beautiful, their bright colored dress the majestic mountains.
Gladys, John's mother, has been there, Tibet (not Sesame street) and has been served Yak butter Tea and said it has a quite potent taste. Not something she relished being served though all the people wanted her to have some. To refuse a gift of what people had to give would be rude, so she drank several cups.
What do we do to stretch our understanding? Like Grover and the cows...we are not the only ones in the world who bring good things into the world. What can we learn from the rest of the world and the people on this earth where we ALLl rest our feet.
Ok back to Sesame Street. Grover told the cows that here was proof and he had a cup of Yak butter tea. The cow replied well but can they do ballet? She moved off and next scene was filled with cows dancing with tutu's. Grover got in the middle and they said dance with us Grover. Grover tried not to and at one point shouted, "But I haven't stretched out yet!" .I laughed out loud. Children would not have heard that or necessarily understood it but I did. Good Morning!

The silliness of the program is in sharp contrast to the world around us with all the troubles that mean we need 24 hours news.
Or is it? I mean really is it?
Or is there in the world as much joy as there is trial and trouble? I imagine there is! Let's find it this new year let's look for those things that bring joy and share them with others.

We'll remember to pray for the troubles of the world and work for peace and justice. But let's lighten up our hearts so as to receive all the goodness of the world as well.

Bless you these days
God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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