Wednesday, November 22, 2006


 I choose to be a coloring book today.
Maybe tomorrow I'll splash bright, wild colors on the page.
But today, I want to be a coloring book.

 To live in a place where I can speak my mind, write my thoughts in public and express my opinions without fear of being arrested
for doing so

They are magic

 To know that no matter how many times in my life I may fall or mess up, there are people who love me and always will

Clean Water, Fresh Air, Healthy Food
Abundant pleasures tinged with a smidgen of guilt when I think of people all over the world who have none of those things

 Not so much my petitions to The Almighty or what I learned to say in Sunday school.
It is sitting
In the the midst of a tender, loving presence I can't explain

 Seven simple little pitches scrambled into lullabies, symphonies, cantatas, rock music - all heavenly sounds that come
from the same place

Unconditional Love
The look I recall in my grandfather's eyes
The sweet, gentle, silly kiss I feel on my cheek from one very talkative three-year-old whom I've persuaded to call me "Mimi" instead of grandma (shudder shudder) - and he -without question - complies

Brown eyes
My son's His big brown eyes have grown into manhood but all I can see is a reflection of the bravest boy I know.

The mysterious and powerful experience of being lost in the moment with someone you love

Girlfriends I know I can call in the wee hours of the morning should I need them and they would wiggle out from under the covers of their comfortable lives and come over - or just listen. They know I would do the same for them.

 I have a strange affinity for them and like to be surrounded by them. Trees are the personification of strength standing still

The newness in my life
 Peace Globes, novels unwritten, new budding friendships

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

A lot to be thankful for indeed. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Anonymous said...

Stopped by to say hi and Happy Thanksgiving.
Wonderful post Mims

Anonymous said...

Fab list, beautiful writing and sooooo gald I am not the only one who put trees.

Mimi Lenox said...

Michael...Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Peace...

Mimi Lenox said...

Frank..As always, you are my blog buddy from heaven and I appreciate the work you did - and continue to do - on the Peace Globe project. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Mimi

Mimi Lenox said...

Turnbaby....YES! TREES! I am seriously in love with trees. They surround my house and beyond. I love walking in the woods and playing in the leaves. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

MIMI As I read your list of gratitude, I began to have a problem reading and realized tears had formed in my eyes.
This is such a wonderful place where I always find wonderful words written by a wonderful woman.
Thank you...Happy Thanksgiving

Elaine said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mimi - I'm very thankful there are people like you in this world!

"Angeldust" said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Peace, love, joy and laughter flowing your way today and always

cathy said...

Mimi...That was so beautiful! Thank you for writing and sharing that with all of us.

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Interesting picture, I'm half tempted to print it out and color it.

"Angeldust" said...

PS.: You look very pretty in your new profile pic., nice crop!

madd said...

Mimi..hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving..Peace, Love and Blessings to you and yours..m

Anonymous said...

Another interesting post. Hope your day was special!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond...Thank you so much. I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. Peace.

Mimi Lenox said...

Hi Elaine! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Please come again.

Mimi Lenox said...

Angeldust...Always a pleasure to see you here. Blessings and love to you as well.

Mimi Lenox said...

Cathy....Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Mimi Lenox said...

Madd... You are one of my most faithful readers and I am grateful for you. Thanks for gracing my blog with your sweet spirit.

Mimi Lenox said...

Silver....I never thought someone would want to color me. Just color me grateful for blogging friends. Happy Holidays!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud...Hope your day was special too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your smile.

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