Thursday, November 28, 2013

I'm Thankful...

I once read a book
Where the character was giving thanks.
He asked, “What if tomorrow you woke up,
Only with the items you had given thanks for today.
What would be left?
Your family?

As I result, I give thanks.
When I drive.
When I shower.
When I walk.
When I go to bed.

Sometimes it sounds like prayers,
Often it does.
But I am blessed beyond measure.
For this I am thankful.

I’m thankful for the people in my life:
Students and their families.
Colleagues – both near and far.
Authors that inspire my students.
Authors that inspire me.

I’m blessed with relatively good health,
As are many of the people I care about.
I’m thankful for medicine,
To help the others get back to health too.

Mostly I am thankful for my spirit.
To be born with one looking for gratitude.
Or maybe that I evolved to this place.
I love finding beauty –
In others,
In nature,
In simple acts.

The sunrise today moved me to tears.
As I walked my dog,
Who I thought would be gone months ago.
For this and everything else,
I am thankful.