I am grateful to own the desk my father made
and a space set aside for the sole purpose
of writing notes of encouragement.
I am grateful for a warm fire on a chilly day.
I'm grateful for my camera. Its lens is a window
I look through to capture the world around me.
I am grateful for my new boots Charlie bought me.
I am grateful I can write in cursive..
an art disappearing from the classroom
I'm grateful for the gift of an angel
from a dear friend who is no longer with me.
I am grateful to hang out with my hubby on a chilly winter day.
I am grateful to learn about the Chinese
traditions for celebrating the new year.
I am grateful for quiet moments tucked inside a busy day.
I am grateful for a snail mail note decorated
with a flower to give cheer on those less than perfect days.
I am grateful Charlie has his parents' Bible
and for the memories tucked inside