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Thankful Thursday: Amens

Because the world is big and our troubles too, it's time for rest and perspective. Please join me for Thankful Thursday, a weekly pause to express appreciation for things large and small, from the puny to the profound. 

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for: 

Misread as message
In reading my horoscope the other day, this is what I saw:

"Reading the amens is a specialty of yours."

This is what it actually said:

"Reading the omens . . ."

I prefer the amens. 

Just for you
A friend sent me — by old fashioned mail, which is a gratitude in itself — a batch of handmade notecards. The cards are beautifully crafted, with matching, repurposed envelopes too. I'm impressed with her artful design and skill, and moved by the gift. With a single unexpected kindness, I felt a real attitude shift. 

Poems, here and gone
For more than 15 years, I've collected my favorite poems and placed them in one single, growing Word document. Kindness was in there, along with Praying, and pages of known and lesser-known poems that I stumbled across and then held close. Until last week, when I lost the 100-page file and over a decade of beloved lines — poof! gone!

I thought about reassembling the collection. But maybe not. Maybe it's time for new stock, reflecting my tastes and perspectives today. Some of the old standards will still be there but it's time now to find fresh favorites.

And you, dear reader and friend, what's in your collection? what are your favorite poems? 



Reader Comments (4)

Lovely notecards!

Ah, Word. Has anyone not experienced the pain of failed recovery?

June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

You're so right. I came up in the era of "Did you save? Did you save? Why didn't you save?!" while my young friends have no idea what I'm talking about. . . The accidentally deleted and unrecoverable Poem File was a real flash-to-the-past.

June 29, 2018 | Registered CommenterDrew

I keep mpoems that I like in a 3-ring binder at my desk, although I do have several in different Word documents on flash drives, work computer and home computer. Of course, I can't think of any names of favorites right now! I hope your new collection brings you joy as you create it.

July 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Hi Linda,
Yes, the beauty of losing is the very art of starting again. Funny, as a minimalist who deplores clutter I've never really collected anything, and I just now realized I AM a collector — of poems. :)

And yes, I may need to turn to a good, old-fashioned paper storage system.

Thanks for reading & responding.

July 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

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