Gratitude for this day!


Otherwise

I got out of bed
on two strong legs.
It might have been
otherwise. I ate
cereal, sweet
milk, ripe, flawless
peach. It might
have been otherwise.
I took the dog uphill
to the birch wood.
All morning I did
the work I love.

At noon I lay down
with my mate. It might
have been otherwise.
We ate dinner together
at a table with silver
candlesticks. It might
have been otherwise.
I slept in a bed
in a room with paintings
on the walls, and
planned another day
just like this day.
But one day, I know,
it will be otherwise.

— Jane Kenyon

“Teach me to number my days aright, that I may gain a heart of wisdom” – Moses – Psalm 90:12

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One thought on “Gratitude for this day!

  1. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate where I am and what I have, Herb. And, happy birthday (very soon!).

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