I am feeling a deep sense of gratitude this day and wanted to say it out loud!
Since only my cat and dog can actually hear me at the moment,
I thought writing it here would be way more effective.
This morning I was greeted by three personal emails from women
I've met here, by sharing my personal journal.
You never know how you will touch another,
As I sit within the walls of a home, surrounded by the comforts
of electricity, heat, food, ease of communication, and all modern amenities
I make myself be aware of the suffering of poverty, hunger,
and fear of war that others are living with daily.
I do myself a disservice to ignore and take for granted all that I have.
So I am grateful,
for my relative safety where I live, my home, my husband
and family, my friends and pets, my ability to create, to share,
and for my body and all it goes through,
for life's suffering and the celebrations alike.
I am grateful also, for all of you who visit me here,
whether you let me know or not, your presence is felt
and deeply appreciated.