On my birthday, this is my gift to you: 30 grateful thoughts in the form of a poem. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it (that’s my birthday wish).
“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” — Robert Holden
Take this poem as an opportunity to befriend your life again, and ponder how incredibly outrageous it is that you're alive.
You are here. Wow. Think about that. Feel that.
30 Grateful Thoughts
Every morning I opened my eyes. (1)
This chance to look at the sky
As if it’s cradling my dreams. (2)
Another opportunity to breathe in air
Like it was the easiest thing to do. (3)
The gift of thinking about you. (4)
Having something to do
Because it matters to me. (5)
Walking the earth and
Carrying moments of back then (7) and
Hopes for the future, (8) and
Remembering to surrender to this moment
Because I’ve found something beautiful. (9)
Calling someone my friend. (10)
The ability to still smile. (12)
For the most part, good health. (13)
A wealthy mindset,
Whenever I choose to choose it, (14) and
Using it to find
The light in my heart (15) and
Feel the sun on my skin. (16)
The tears that mean I’m alive. (17)
Brightly colored fruits (19)
And birthday cake. (20)
Learning to forgive all of my mistakes. (21)
Learning that I’m not too old for learning. (22)
Yearning for something and
Watching it come true (23)
Because I’m learning to believe in
My higher self—
I’m thankful for her too. (24)
A crystal on my shelf
Because I feel a connection to the earth,
To the sky, to what’s outside and in my heart. (25)
For how I’ve grown in the dark. (26)
For every rebirth. (27)
For the love I have received. (29)
To know what it means to say
“Thank you, I love you”
And mean it. (30)
. . .
What are you really, really grateful for today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
P.S. Want more poetry... that you can hold in your hands (or hang up on the wall)? Go visit my shop for prints of handwritten poems and other words of hope and heart. So grateful for you today.