As I sat down to dinner last night, I looked around the table. I saw dearly loved faces softly lit by the candles glowing on the table. My eyes also took in the beautiful, bright tropical floral arrangements that graced the centre of the table. I inhaled deeply and savoured the fragrance of the flowers mixed with soft rainforest air that seems to nourish all things.
Other things I felt grateful for:
The faces around the table. They change as clients, volunteers and staff come and go, and yet somehow, they share a resemblance: The beauty of those who are awakening to love. The tenderness of those who remember how deeply loved they are. The joy of those who are starting to remember what freedom feels like as they leave the past behind. The peace of those who know their own enduring safety.
As we ate and celebrated our day together, I felt myself being carried in the flow of grace that circled the table. I gave thanks once again for the amazing, surprising, challenging journey that life is. And that life is always taking care of life.
By Dawn Green
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