For my poetry friends in the US, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Thanksgiving celebrations with friends and family you love. Even if you didn’t celebrate yesterday, I hope we all have much to be thankful for even amidst the turmoil of life.
One of the things I am thankful for is this poetry community. I continue to learn and grow in my writing practices as I write, read and share with so many generous and talented writers. This year, I am especially thankful to be included in the third volume of Today’s Little Ditty. My copy arrived in the mail this week, and I have enjoyed sharing it! Many thanks to Michelle Heidenrich Barnes for inspiring us each month with the challenges and to the committee who read and selected the poems.
Here is a small poem for today in honor of gratitude, something I’m trying to cultivate more of in my life every day.
Clap you hands
and stomp your feet
or maybe share
a quiet smile
with contented sighs.
Look at the world
with adoring eyes
and let your heart
Each Friday, I am excited to take part in Poetry Friday, where writers share their love of all things poetry. Bridget hosts the Poetry Friday Roundup today at wee words for wee ones. She shares the experience of celebrating Thanksgiving from afar–all the way in Switzerland. Hurry over and check out all the poetry morsels offered up today.