Freeing Myself Through A Poem By Marge Piercy

  Freeing myself from within is a huge job for me.  I have been working on it, on different levels, for decades. Still, I find comfort in words that, at once, reveal and guide me through the seemingly endless maze. This poem always helps stoke my inner power, especially as I read it aloud.   FOR STRONG WOMEN A strong woman is a woman who is straining A strong woman is a woman standing on tiptoe and lifting a barbell while trying to sing “Boris Godunov.” A strong woman is a woman at work cleaning out the cesspool of the…

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Thank You

Thank you for allowing me good housing, warmth, ample food, healthcare and good health. Thank you for my eyes and having the ability to see without them. Thank you for my ears and not needing them to hear. Thank you for the gift of intuition, compassion for myself and others, stubbornness, the strength and integrity to trust and be trusted, and, perhaps the most important of all, patience. Thank you for laughter, quiet, music, workouts that pour sweat, the sweetness of good friendship, and for the helping professions, which guided me through the process of saving my life. Thank you…

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What To Do While We Wait?

Given the speed with which December is approaching, I wanted to share this lovely poem with you all. Many of you may have read it.  It was shared with me in a writing class last July.  By chance, I picked up the book in the library and was enchanted yet again.  For me, it captures what giving and receiving is all about.   While We Wait   While We Wait we hope for bliss to envelop us, taking away our sadness and pain.   The light should grow brighter and beautiful music fill the air, angels to appear and magic…

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It Is Never Too Late For the Big Give

I love to talk about giving and receiving.  It is something about which I am always interested. There is nothing more rewarding to be a part of, whether done as a group effort or by oneself.  Often, I have had the privilege of being in the right place at the right time to be the giver. Naturally, when I least expected it, I was the receiver.There are so many ways to give that I compiled a list for some ideas.Listen closely to someone. It can be your spouse, friend, co-worker, or a compete stranger. If you are able-bodied, get up…

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