Ann’s 1000 –The Core of the Matter

January 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

ann.jpgIf you’ve not visited Holy Experience of Listening, you are missing a treat.  I can only visit about once a month…my brain seems only calm enough for it about that often, which is a problem in itself.  But when I do, I am cutting and pasting impressions, quotes, thoughts into my private journal that help me grow. 

Ann is a beautiful writer bringing out the heart and soul of it all in such beautiful language.  Ann is a blog writer hero of mine.  

Ann was interviewed after winning an award today.   In that interview,  she posted a picture of where she writes.  Wow.  I don’t know why that had such a big impact on me, but it did.  

Ann talked about research regarding thanksgiving in answer to what was behind the 1000 gift list she originated…a list which continues to intrigue me.  Ann has on on-going list of “thankfuls”.  I may take up the “1000” challenge at some point!  Ann’s list is beautiful to read–the intricate word-capturing of visual things.  Whispers of life-gifts only visible to the one looking.  I tried a short term version of it this thanksgiving season, and was blessed by it.  Check Ann out.

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



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