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Today I am thankful

Today I'm thankful for these many things:
I see I'm not the center of the universe,
and, knowing this, some reality brings;
Life's challenges of today could be much worse.

Though not an obligation, some friends care,
about the little tangles in my day,
and theirs and mine, a privilege to share.
The joy increase, pain is lessened in this way.

The helping hand I may give or receive,
the wry humor added in the exchange,
if well received, some tension may relieve,
and add perspective, outlook rearrange.

To add to all of this, the happenings I enjoy,
a room prepared for sewing and for crafts,
some curtains to sew, progress on a toy,
rain coming down, gently, not requiring rafts.

Additional friends, sharing your dd's,
foundation of each principle and step.
adding to us collective serenities,
shedding inappropriate burdens, adding pep.

I don't know for sure if that was twelve,
and I won't take the time to count.
There are many more if I would delve,
But, think I've overdone with this amount.

01/15/2014 Carol Welch
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