Being a human being poses all manner of blessings, trials, consolations, contradictions, and transcendence.  I am grateful for them all.

Lamenting the lack that billions experience, I do not overlook the plenty that I have and remain mindful of the disparity.

Acknowledging the strife around me, I cherish my peace and seek to promote it in others.

Seeing the unnecessary distractions our modern days foist upon us, I value the focus I sometimes manage to find within my little world, and I enjoy sharing it with others.

Feeling with others the pain and harm to which our natures leave us susceptible, I seek inner consolation, and I hope to help others find the same.

Knowing the joy and bliss at the core of each and every one of us, I retreat often to my own and return to share what I hope others may find of value.  And I recognize the sublime beauty of similar offerings from others.

Our shell is transient; our core is immortal.  The disparity between them is the mystery of our every breath.  I revel in its daily success in confounding my feeble mind.

10 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. I chuckled out loud with your last line – just brilliant! Your “feeble” mind – although confounded by that mysterious chasm between outer shell and inner soul – has a remarkable aptitude forcommunicating through the written word; I am grateful in the reading of your musings.

  2. Wow 🤩. This was deep. I loved the structure of your piece. I quickly noticed the -ing phrases that guided you to several profound truths. Gratitude is something we all need a little more of these days. Thanks for sharing your brilliance with us all.

  3. “Our shell is transient; our core is immortal” Such a powerful line. I gravitated towards your title and I am so glad I did. These is powerful and reflective words. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love the structure of your piece as well. I saw not only words but pictures. It begs to be reread for with each reading there is another layer to peel away and ponder. Thank you.

  5. Looking outward, looking inward – I admire this structure and the positive vibe it gives off. We each do have our gifts and despite what is going on around us, we can, and should share our gifts in the name of making our world, this world a wee bit better every day.

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