Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gratitude

My beautiful great-granddaughter, Lunabella,
for whom we are most thankful
this Thanksgiving weekend.
[photo by her mom and my granddaughter, Ali]


The young and the old
share a way of
looking at the world ~
bemused,
in awe, amazed ~
the young, because it is so new
and wonder-filled,
the elderly because,
the older we get,
the more every single thing
looks and feels
exactly
like a miracle.




Up here in Canada, it is our Thanksgiving weekend. There is always so much to be thankful for: eyesight, mobility, roofs under which to shelter from the rain, rivers, clouds, nature's beauty ~ and, this fall, a brand new baby great-granddaughter, through whose wondering eyes we will rediscover the world, brand new all over again.

Posted for the Poetry Pantry at Poets United, where there is always fine reading of a Sunday morning. 

33 comments:

  1. I agree with you, Sherry. The young and the old both look at the world with a unique perception....and yes, so much of life is a miracle indeed! And what a beautiful great-granddaughter, Sherry!! What a wonderful presence to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous bub! (You have a GREAT-grand-daughter? Oh my!) And the poem is both delicious and true.

    ReplyDelete
  3. a beautiful gift from God to be thankful for on the special day...love this gratitude poem...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh I love the images, and isn't that a great gift to be able to see the world with eyes that are fresh as a child..

    ReplyDelete
  5. What beautiful pictures and poem to the fruits of love and labor.

    ReplyDelete
  6. There is so much to wonder and be thankful for. Little things matter and one is often guilty of missing them unwittingly!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  7. What gorgeous pictures! Happy Thanksgiving, Sherry.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awww shes adorable!! :D such a gorgeous poem.. Happy Thanksgiving Sherry :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is a beautifully captured thought...

    ReplyDelete
  10. She is so cute and precious ~ Yes, we have a lot of things to be thankful for ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Sherry ~

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy thanksgiving weekend to you and yours Sherry - she really is a shining star - I like the contrast of the young and older being in awe of the world and the miracles it can offer...i suppose once we muddle through the middle years that is something to look forward to

    ReplyDelete
  12. She is adorable and a reminder of new life and beginnings...Happy Thanksgiving my friend! May you enjoy moments of peace...

    ReplyDelete
  13. How absolutely precious is lil Lunabella and yes you've found just the precise words to articulate the sense of unbridled wonder that arcs ... "when every single thing looks and feels like a miracle ". Bravo!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a wonderful picture.

    It is a gift to see the world through the eyes of a child.

    ReplyDelete
  15. A true insight--new to me and powerfully poemed! Thank You, Sherry, and Happy Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy Thanksgiving Sherry. Your precious new child is indeed a gift and miracle...love the shots, and your words are perfect...it is a miracle...each day we are given!

    ReplyDelete
  17. She is amazing! Love the photo and name 'Luna..' and so wise words, Sherry, about seeing miracle in every little things... Happy Thanksgiving to all your family!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a cute baby, congrats and Happy Thanksgiving, Sherry. Yes, so much to be grateful for ~ a lovely poem.

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's a day for miracles! Thank you for the reminder.

    Dreams

    ReplyDelete
  20. beautiful and so true.. lovely great granddaughter you have.. so nice that many generations now get to meet.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy Thanksgiving. And thanks for sharing your lovely grandchild. Have a lovely Sunday. I'm happy you dropped in at my Sunday Lime

    Much love...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh, so sweet! A beautiful new baby to help us discover again....

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your great-granddaughter is adorable!
    "the older we get,
    the more every single thing
    looks and feels
    exactly
    like a miracle."
    --- So true and so wise!

    P.S. Thanks Sherry for stopping by and your kind comment. So good to meet you too! :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I like the coupling of young and old. And also agree with it. I don't have any great grandkids yet, but am very much looking forward to it.

    Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very nice. The trick in life is learning appreciating every minute and every thing in the in between years.

    ReplyDelete
  26. A sweetheart, for sure! I am hoping your Thanksgiving is less to do with indigenous peoples and "all the fun they had when the white folks came," and more to do with honoring the spirit of true thanksgiving in every tradition. Ironically, this is our Columbus Day, barf, and we will celebrate by cooking an indigenous plant-based meal and talking about tribal traditions of the Ho-Chunk people. Love, Amy

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely words on the joy of new life and the miracle of appreciating our maturer times. Love the pics and congats!
    Anna :o]

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such a cute baby... kind words...
    And truthful words!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. OMG. How beautiful she is. What a delight to have a little baby around. How can she not inspire gratitude? She's a living miracle! I'm def old enough to see that.

    ReplyDelete

I so appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.
Thank you so much. I will be over to see you soon!