Gratitude Friday

Grateful for beautiful bright snow that actually stuck this time…

… for the sweet little details in my day to day

…for this guy, my love, who is so himself and great. (Oh yeah, and tolerant of my incessant picture-taking while he’s reading)

…for my girl, and for fresh apples in December.

…for my precious Maya, who turns 5 in just a couple of weeks!

Grateful for feeling a bit better (we all got colds right after that stomach bug- no fun!), for hot tea, for music, and for today.

Oh, and for this poem:

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

(Mary Oliver)

What are you grateful for today?


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