I found a poem that I wrote a few years after my son died and I wanted to share it today.
I am grateful for moments, because they can be taken from you at anytime.
I am grateful for stillness, because busyness made me forget what was important.
I am grateful for love, because it has always healed my wounds.
I am grateful for knowledge, because now I understand how precious life is.
22 thoughts on “I am Grateful”
A powerful, lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing this.
Thankyou so much for your comment.
Beautiful Karen. Those words can only come out of the deep experience of pain. Thank you for the hope expressed in them.
Thankyou Don, it was written from my heart and being grateful is very healing.
Thanks David. 🙂
Thank you Karen for sharing this wonderful poem. It is easy to see that it comes from a heart as it is mending.
Thanks Alan, it was nice to reflect back when I wrote it. I have healed a great deal since then.
This is so touching, Karen. These words are wise no matter the size of heartache. The greater the tragedy, the more healing the balm.
I appreciate your thoughts MK Thankyou.
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Charlie Brown and Snoopy provide wonderful advice. Dance like no one is watching and express your gratitude in the many ways you can. Just be still and be in this moment where the gift and present of presence exists.
I am grateful for so many things but tonight, after being on a 10-hour flight from madrid, spain to chicago, Ill,I am grateful for my health and resilience that allows me to be strong in spirit after such an ordeal and ready to get on another 4.5 hour flight to Seattle later this evening. grateful for family giving us a soft landing at the other end of this trip. Much love and gratitude, Ivan, alia
That is a very long journey for you! To find gratefulness no matter what our circumstances are is how we begin to appreciate and love every moment we are given. Thankyou for stopping by and for your comment. 🙂
So very much to be grateful for. An recent experience made me realize once again that to be alive and intact is a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Thankyou for your comment, it is a gift to be grateful and to be reminded of this often! 🙂
Such a lovely tribute ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ
I learned so much from my sons’ death, it is a gift to see life differently. Thankyou.
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Being grateful is the key to living our life to the maximum. This poem says it all.
Thankyou Bill, I am so appreciative of your reblog. 🙂
Being grateful of everything makes one’s perspective more positive. Let us always be grateful. 🙂
Yes, it’s a wonderful practice to use everyday. Thankyou so much for your comment!