for this day

it is for this day i give thanks.
for it holds all that i am grateful for -
my past that has brought me here,
who i am now,
and the possibilities of my future.
the presence of those i love,
and the memories of those i have lost.
it holds my darkness
and my light.
it holds the fears
that whirl around inside of me,
and it holds the joy
that bursts forth in laughter.
it holds my hunger
and my satisfaction.
it wraps me in sun and sky
and tucks me in gently with the moon
and the stars.
it is for this day i give thanks.
and it is in the glory of this day
that i am truly humbled
by this gift i have been given.
© Terri St. Cloud

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