I am thankful for the smaller rocks that shape my bigger path
for the supports that hold up that bridge I must cross
for the hand that raised itself to help me even as another beat her to it
I am thankful for the hidden blessings
because, while they hardly ever get mentioned,
they are as air to the clouds
essential though unseen
I am thankful for the recognition that I should be thankful
Gratefulness is the ever giving fruit which
flowers back upon you
time and time again
I am thankful for my family,
For the fact that I have one,
made up, integrated and of the blood,
We are family.
there is a willingness to share and love
I am thankful for that.
I wrote those words when I was 26 (currently 40) and obviously had a better (wiser) head on my shoulders.