Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Gratitude December - Day 23

Hi friends and fellow bloggers,


I had a post ready in draft for day 23 of Gratitude December.  I must have accidentally deleted it because I can no longer find it.


Today I'm thankful for this booked entitled,  Braiding Sweetgrass authored by Indigenous botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer.  This non-fictional work is about the world of botany as described and explored through Native American eyes. The book was published in 2013 but I only just learned about it. I saw it was highly popular with various celebrities and my curiosity made me wonder why a book about plants was so popular.

The book is sprinkled with real life examples illustrating the knowledge the author wants to impart about plants.  It is very clever, informative, educational and byvturns, surprisingly moving. 

The reason the book gets a special mention on my gratitude list is because gratitude is a key attribute of Indigenous cultures.  The book helps us to see gratitude as practiced by Indigenous cultures and shows us how connected we are to the natural world and how far we have fallen away from respect for the earth and all it provides.  My hope is that the book will help people to become connected once again to the earth and help us to take better care of her.

Have a wonderful rest of your week and a very Merry Christmas.


I will likely post one more day of gratitude December, then take break before resuming to finish Gratitude December. I'll add the gratitude items in one list/blog for the days I miss posting.

To my regular readers, please accept my apologies if you haven't had a comment from me in awhile. For some reason I only seem to be able to post comments intermittently on most blogs. It's frustrating but I'm sure it will resolve in time. In the meantime, I ask for your indulgence. Stay happy and stay safe. MERRY Christmas 🎄🎄🎄


10 comments:

  1. I like sweet grass. It's still very common in many areas.

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    1. Lucky you to know where you can find sweetgrass. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  2. Here's a trick for the blog commenting -- I think it's a blogger glitch. If you type in and it doesn't post, copy your comment and then refresh the page, going straight to the comment box and paste it in, then publish. It has worked well for me (I've been having the same problem with blogger blogs.

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    1. The problem is that I'm trying to comment from the desktop computer. I click reply but the cursorsimply will not show up in the comment box so there is no way to type a comment. I refresh several times and still no success. I even rebooted computer and still it doesn't work. I am sending this comment with my phone which is not a good solution. Too many typos and time to correct them. Thanks for trying to help me. I appreciate it. Merry Christmas 🎅

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  3. Enjoy the rest of your week ...
    Merry Christmas Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too Jan 🎄

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  4. Indigenous craft is so important. I especially lime braided sweet grass objects and buy them whenever I can.

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    1. I love sweetgrass too. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  5. Have a wonderful Christmas. I've never heard of that book, but may have to check it out. Blessings to you my friend.

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