With all that is going on in this world, I woke up grateful.
Remembering all the sacrifices our founding fathers’ made; for them and for us.
The Father’s of our country, so wise and so flawed.
We come from them and from so many.
We come from peoples all over the world.
I am so flawed, and so awed, and so full of love.
Grateful for our country.
Grateful for both the beauty and squalor around us
Grateful for the opportunity to be alive and to feel
Seeing the richness and diversity all around us; of nature, of peoples, of feelings, of believings.
All has shaped us and shaped me.
I can’t remember and can’t forget all my past pains
As I go forward in life thankful to be, to think and to express
All that I hold dear to my heart.