Sunday, May 22, 2016

Today I Am Thankful


Author's note: We spend a great deal of time complaining, worrying and regretting which can cast shadows over our blessings. Today I am taking the time to look beyond the clouds directly into the sun that is pouring into my life. Today I am squinting at the brightness of it all. Today I am feeling the warmth, and I'm thankful.
 


Today someone’s eyes closed—
Never to open in this life time again
Today my eyes are open
And for that I am thankful

Today someone is battling pain—
Mental, physical, emotional anguish
Today I woke in my right mind—pain free
And for that I am thankful

Today someone is out on the street with no place to go
Today I woke up safe and in my own bed
And for that I am thankful

Today someone is hungry with nothing to eat
Today I felt the rumbling in my belly
And I had food to quell it
And for that I am thankful

Today some is alone
 Someone is afraid
Someone feels uncared for and unworthy
Today through thought and action
I felt the love of family and friends

Today someone somewhere is struggling
With something
Today I am not that someone
And for that I am thankful

Did I leave anything out? What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 25, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Steph,

    I love this poem. Love the reflective mood as well.

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