So much to be grateful for..
Have you ever heard a song that really moved you?
Music that brought tears to your eyes,
or rhythms that made you want to dance?
What about when you first listened to your baby breathing.
I remember watching my little feller's face as he quietly slept.
I also hear my Father's words of wisdom, ones that still echo in my head.
Often I'll remember my Viejita's funny stories and laugh.
There are many beautiful and moving moments.
I have seen a few sunrises on the east coast,
and many beautiful sunsets in the west.
I helped deliver my son.
I have skydived and not always for pleasure.
I have traveled to many serene locations,
Israel and Jordan come to mind.
I rode the Maid of the Mist with my wife and son,
and have seen the beautiful Niagra and stepped on Goat Island too.
I watched my grandmother give when she had nothing to give.
I have touched the tiny feet of several newborns,
and fixed more than one collar bone and a set a broken nose.
I have felt the awe of the Sierra Madres,
and looked over the high peaks of el Canyon de Cobre.
I have felt the power of the ocean and gentleness of the snow.
I’ve tasted the flavor of a homemade wine,
and home brewed beer that my neighbor created.
I have tasted the salt of a tear and the bitterness of betrayal.
I’ve smelled the Sonoran desert after a hard rain,
and the scent of a fresh cut rose from the garden.
I’ve inhaled the wonder of a pine in the forests of
Bavaria in southern Germany.
I've breathed in the scent of an ocean breeze on Monterrey Bay.
My life has blessed in a million ways,
and has allowed me to live,
with humble acceptance and gratitude.
For this I am grateful.
Make a list of all that you are grateful for.
Make it a great día!