so familiar that we may miss what
in the small what is miraculous:
for legs that enable you to stand,
to walk across the room, perhaps even
to run, hike and dance.
Thanks be for ears that allow you
to hear the voices you love,
for music that carries your heart into
the inky, wild cosmos of beauty.
Thanks be for your senses, and the scent
of rain-freshed earth and
rich coffee aroma,
for the steam that bathes your face
as you sip.
Thanks be for the mind
that can take in information
and consider past, and future,
for the ability to reason and to steer
action into constructive
Thanks be for friendships
that broaden your world
and brighten your hours.
Thanks be for this day
and what it opens