Put Our Whole Selves In
I am in, Way In. Are You In?
A friend me sent me this poem in an email and I am very enamored with it. I have have been sharing Samatha Bennett’s 2009 posm, everywhere I go. We even did the Hokey Pokey in my RC class, last night. Fifteen very fortunate people in that Monday night class. I just love it. Similar to Jessica’s Affirmations and my Cellerciser-big time passion!
For those of you wanting more health and energy in your life, I highly recommend RC to reclaim joy and a Cellerciser for exercise. By the way, for those ‘dying’ to get a Cellerciser of their own, I will have them available this Monday, in Santa Cruz, CA. Health, Wealth and Wisdom page has more details or email@example.com.
A couple more things, before I forget; My German class got canceled and I posted our Germany vacation pictures on my facebook. Anyone want to teach me, German, before our travels next year? ENJOY!
In Praise Of The Exuberant
And as you stand there Sunshining all over our Rain Parade
Voice cheering, Toes tapping, Eyes dancing
Let us now praise you.
You, the mango-coconut in our vanilla world.
You, the red balloon in our blue sky.
You, the hooray-for-your-new-job (or hooray-for-your-engagement or hooray-for-your-wedding or hooray-for-your-new-baby or hooray-for-your-divorce) party-throwing friend.
Your door is always open
And don’t think we don’t take advantage of it.
Your heart is always open And don’t think we don’t take advantage of it.
You have a particular kind of bravery:
The not-being-afraid-of-feelings kind of brave
The stand-up-and-be-counted kind of brave
The jump-off-the-high-dive (again) (naked) kind of brave.
We always know when you’re in the audience, because
We recognize your laugh.
And as you sit us down and give us your full-beam attention and as you ask us for every detail of our latest adventure (how do you always lead us to the conclusion that our life is an adventure?) and as we, flattered by your unwavering, bright-eyed gaze, end up going on and on and on and on, we have to mentally waft away the annoying, fluttering thought,
“Yes, but: Who takes care of you?”
Because we know that underneath the nonstop carnival there is a lot of
Damn hard work and that some of
Your sparkle Is the glitter from the parts that got Broken.
We’ve seen you fall and get right back up and assumed that it must not have been that much of a Tumble but the truth is that
You alone have the
Strength to Rise.
And so it is from you we learn that while we may not always
We can always feel Joy.
And as you Gush and Exclaim and Twist and Shout and Wiggle with pleasure and Yelp and Hoot and Swear out loud and Burst into tears and Rush in and Hug and Holler across the room in a way that some might think of as
We bask in your fearless conviction that
No human experience is unlovable.
Thank you for that.
So let’s break out the
Sequins and the feather boas and
Have dessert first and
Grin at strangers and
Let’s do the Hokey-Pokey and really
Put our Whole Self in
And order one more bottle because it’s so nice to all be together
Under the Abundant Sun.
© 2009 Samantha Bennett