Gratitude (2017)

Gratitude - drawing by Harvey Dog 2024 for the 2017 prose piece "Gratitude".

I feel:

…gratitude for having the most wonderful foster daughter, who shines her light through my darkness and has been my most influential and profound teacher.

…gratitude for the pleasure and pure joy my pets provided me. Pets are the best therapy!

…gratitude for the roof above my head, the food on my plate and the bed I sleep in.

…gratitude that I have peace with my parents. Even when we don’t understand each other – there’s respect.

…gratitude for friends. My friends have enriched my life, and contributed to my growth as a human being.

…gratitude for the simple pleasures. A friendly hello from a stranger can elate the soul.

…gratitude for music…listening, creating, amazing live music I’ve been fortunate to witness over the years. Thank you!

…gratitude for libraries…access to knowledge, freely available to all, it’s a beautiful thing!

…gratitude for books.

…gratitude for computers and being able to access so much information!

…gratitude for the dark moments…without darkness one cannot appreciate the light.

…gratitude that there are so many reasons to feel gratitude.

January 27th, 2017

With gratitude to Oliver Sacks for his heartfelt collection of essays: “Gratitude” (2015).

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