Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

For today I borrowed (with permission) from a friend's blog. Dot is a retired minister who spends her days writing, doing needlework, and generally making people smile. Visit her blog, dot's spot, to see more of her work.

. . . thought of the invisible work that stitches up the world day and night,
the slow, unglamorous work of healing, . . .

"Invisible Work," by Alison Luterman
from The Largest Possible Life (2001)

Sitting on the sofa, deep in conversation,
and stroking the sleeping dog lying alongside.

Listening to Loreena's voice soaring
as I sink deeper and deeper into sleep.

Watching Ken Burns tell his mammoth stories,
as I work geometric shapes with the needle on the canvas.

Hugs from my grandchildren,
delicious buffet laid out by my son-in-law.

The love of family,
connection with friends.

So many quiet joys
that I too often neglect.

How can I forget the good stuff
that fills my life?

Those small flashes of happiness,
too often ignored,
too many complaints,
not enough thanksgivings.

Life is good.
Remember that.

Thankful Thursday is brought to you by Spiritually Unequal Marriage. 


  1. Thanks, Melanie. I'm glad you're my friend.

  2. Great writing- The simple blessings are really the best!

  3. We do often complain more than we give thanks, what a pleasent read!


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