Juniper at Possible Water just posted her very own Junipercentric Blog Awards for 2006 and I won Overall Best New Blog for 2006! I am really touched by her gracious words and also laughing a little because I just posted a very fluffy post (well partly fluffy at least), so if you are looking for the “Great art, gorgeous photos and transcendent writing” that she mentions, scroll down past the next post. Or better yet, have a little fun participating in the meme and then scroll down for the meatier stuff. To my regular readers, I am lucky enough to be in a dream group with Juniper here in Seattle and she is always so insightful and her blog is very funny. Her blog awards list points to lots of other worthwhile blogs as well so go check it out. Thanks again Juniper! Your generous words have made my day!
I am delighted to share another beautiful submission to the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Jodi Blazek Gehr’s reflection on gratitude, wonder, and the sweet spot of life. As a Benedictine Oblate of a monastic community about