This word that chose me

This word that chose me….
gratitude….
comes back with the stealth of a cat
seeking a warm lap.
In the middle of the mundane chores of 
a winter morning,
gray, and dull, and cold,
 as I wipe away dirt and grime,
 this word that chose me….
gratitude…..
touches me on the shoulder.
 And in that moment
I see that it is all good,
the dirt, the grime,
the winter morning, gray and cold,
simply because 
in this moment
this
is all that matters.
~ Deborah L. Tisch, 2014 ~

9 Replies to “This word that chose me”

  1. Sweet image to match the gratitude you feel. I don't choose a word, it doesn't suit me, but I enjoy seeing and reading what others have selected. BW here is excellent.
    PS-no shame in jumping back in 365 at anytime, even on a sporadic basis. I enjoy seeing your photos.

  2. A wonderful word…here is one of my favorite quotes on the subject…
    "Thou hast given so much to me,
    Give one thing more, – a grateful heart;
    Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
    As if Thy blessings had spare days,
    But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise."
    ~George Herbert

  3. How wonderful! I'm on day 30 of my gratitude journal now. I think it's become a habit of thinking of things throughout the day that I'll write down that evening.

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