Gratitude

Oh, I am grateful for where I live. I know I’ve said it before, because when we’re grateful, we have the luxury of that refrain.

Oh, I’m grateful for the work I love. Granted not every day goes smoothly. In fact some, like yesterday, are truly awful and make me question whether or not I should subject the students to my ineptitude, but I am grateful for them, their forgiveness, their generosity of spirit.

Oh, I am grateful for the rain. We have had quite a bit lately, and all I can think is, “Let it rain,” as I recall September past and fires, and ochre air that kept us inside and sent others fleeing their homes.

Oh, I am grateful for my husband who has essentially repainted our entire home. Gone is the paneling that covered every surface, a flashback to the 70s on every wall. While I teach away, he maintains a low profile in another part of the house. Our yard, our small repairs, our big decisions? All is a part of our partnership.

Oh, I am grateful for my son, who married the love of his life—and now one of mine, too—in what he called a “rustic formal” ceremony in the redwoods of northern California a little over a month ago. His wedding clarified for us all that truly, “Love is all you need.”

Oh, I am grateful for those stunning words and music, for those Beatles, among so many contributors to the soundtrack of my life. Let the music play.

5 thoughts on “Gratitude”

  1. We all have so much to be grateful for. It is a shame that more people don’t take the time to appreciate what they have. Thank you for such a positive post.

  2. I so enjoyed your post! It made me want to fall in step with your pattern. Thank you for the reminder to be grateful. In this really intense year, it is easy to focus on what we are missing or where things are difficult. I appreciate your uplifting energy.

  3. So lovely! I adore your repeating line and how even though situations aren’t perfect, there is still gratitude to be found.

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