Sunday, January 2, 2011

A River of Stones: God's Eye

 
A yarn God’s-eye on our Christmas tree is not perfectly crafted and perhaps seems out of place with the other ornaments on the tree. “Where did you get that ornament?” a friend asked, and prompted a flood of memories. An adult basic education class gave me the ornament almost twenty years ago as I left one job to move to a better position in the library. I remembered how they taught me the joy of knowing I had made a difference in their lives. Twenty years later the ornament is a reminder—doing for others brings more happiness than anything we can do for ourselves.

5 comments:

ELLOUISESTORY said...

That's a treasure! Aren't Christmas Trees just wonderful albums.

Nance said...

oh, gosh. My children made some "God's eyes back in the late 70s or early 80s. They are still here, somewhere! Thanks for the memories!

Granny Sue said...

Album is the perfect description, Ellouise. Almost every ornament holds a story about the giver or the acquisition of the piece. It makes an eclectic tree, and certainly not a designer tree, but the memories are important to us.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I love that you brought me to the River of Stones project..........
:)

Granny Sue said...

Mimi, I am so glad you like the River of Stones project. A friend pointed me to it too, and I am very glad to participate. Mindfulness improves our state of mind and state of being, doesn't it?

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