TMC Labyrinth: a path for showing gratitude, thanks

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.   — John Milton

I can feel that it’s that time of year again – the time of year when you look forward to the warm rays of sun, co-workers start bringing in baked goodies, and turkeys start to arrive! A spirit of giving, while always present, becomes more tangible.

This season can also be a time when nerves get frayed, expectations and obligations pile up, and souls become weary. We may be able to help out a bit.

During this season of gratitude, I invite you to a special place of respite you may or may not know about. The TMC Hospice Labyrinth & Centering Garden can be found along Wyatt Drive, adjacent to the east end of Peppi’s House on the Tucson Medical Center campus.

It is a simple walking path. Labyrinths have been walked for thousands of years and often are used as a metaphor for a journey. You would be amazed what a quiet, reflective walk through the labyrinth will do to clear your mind and calm your nerves.

This week, as we approach Thanksgiving, consider taking a walk through the labyrinth and focusing on gratitude. Reflect on the people, places and things that renew you and give thanks for them. Give yourself this gift of gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rev. Amy Barron-Gafford
Chaplain, TMC Hospice

For more information on walking our Labyrinth, click the TMC Labyrinth Walking Guide.

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