|Photo: Debbie M. Thomas|
I am thankful for health, for the alignment of cells that brings remission.
I am thankful for the love that surpasses all understanding.
I am thankful to taste mystery, each and every day.
I am thankful to have touched my nephew's head when he was just moments old,
and to access that moment of benediction and grace,
by simply remembering it
and there, to this day
is the touch of hair like silk.
I am thankful for my family, the funny, offbeat, whipsmart, messy, really messy and deeply charged lot of us.
I am thankful that I no longer stress that the other shoe will drop.
They have dropped and will again
but when engaged in now shoes recede,
the love that surpasses all understanding
brings us through somehow.
For too many years I thought I was lucky,
now I am thankful.
Interesting article from today's Wall Street Journal: "Grateful people are healthier, happier, long after the leftovers are gobbled up: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704243904575630541486290052.html