Things to be grateful for

There is a lot happening. Life shudders unabatedly at your doorstep. It does not stop. Not even for quiet joy. Nonetheless, these are the times that gratitude is more serving.
1. Books. They come in quietly and sit with us. We learn compassion and to listen from them.
2. Work. As much as I am not doing the work I want right now at least I am working and the work I am doing provides me with some money to do what is needed.
3. Friends. Those that came to celebrate a birthday and brought gifts and love and light into our home.
4. My mother. Never failing. Always winning. In every respect, she is my heart.
5. Lights. We have new lights that he made from scratch. They hang above our dining room table and are just splendid.
6. Amina. Ever excited about life and affection. I learn from you.

Things to be grateful for

1. Him. Always.
2. My mom, brother, niece and nephew arriving safely for their holiday at the coast.
3. Productivity. No matter how minute at the moment.
4. Our house. It’s small and open and I love it.
5. Miles Davis and a glass of pinotage. It doesn’t get better on a winter’s night.
6. Being incredibly light, dizzy and struck by the possibilities in the future. Near and far.
7. Love. Always.