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Gratitude Poem by Jeanie Manchester

What a beautiful poem to help to put everything into perspective.



“I am grateful for my limits

that teach me patience and pace

I am grateful for challenge, defeat, and loss

They teach me hope is not a light at the end of the dark tunnel It’s the ember burning within me that I forgot to fan


I am grateful to my teachers

for introducing me to myself


I am grateful for my past

that has delivered me to my present


I am grateful for all I have found and all I have lost Both remind me I can live with and without


I am grateful for silence and for laughter And for my ears that can hear both


I am grateful to my heart

that beats and breaks and heals


I am grateful for the fullness of my life For the brief, heartbreaking, heartwarming fullness of life”.