Let Me Count the Ways

I am grateful for my limits
that teach me patience and pace

I am grateful for challenge, defeat, and loss

They teach me hope is not a light at the end of the dark tunnel
It’s the ember burning within me that I forgot to fan

I am grateful to my teachers
for introducing me to myself

I am grateful for my past
that has delivered me to my present

I am grateful for all I have found and all I have lost
Both remind me I can live with and without

I am grateful for silence and for laughter
And for my ears that can hear both

I am grateful for Love
in all its forms

I am grateful to my parents
for teaching by example

I am grateful to my heart
that beats and breaks and heals

I am grateful for this life
that I wake up to every day

I am grateful for the fullness of my life
For the brief, heartbreaking, heartwarming fullness of life.

What are you grateful for?

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