Friday, November 23, 2012

moments of joy, matters of gratitude

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
--Karl Barth

having a whole night to myself at the Art Institute of Chicago
the great prank of 2012
nights under the big tree out front, listening to This American Life


a bright warm home with quilts and fireplaces and mangoes on the counter
sisters who love laughing and cuddling
brothers who are endlessly cracking jokes, and who care so much about their silly sisters
parents that protect and advise and love love love
roommates who listen and laugh and are always on your side
the ability to read, the ability to write
friends who celebrate
a country where people care about political outcomes
a God who is patient, who is kind, who is good

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