Haibun: Give Thanks
“I’m too tired to be grateful,” I growl, and sip a third cup of coffee. I listen to my watch ticking. I remember the scent of the tangerine I peeled on a long-ago Thanksgiving Day. The citrus oils stung my chapped fingers, making me wince. But that was the best tangerine I have ever tasted. And the longer I live, the more clearly I see that I can choose how my day will go by changing my attitude. “Don’t be fooled,” I say to myself, “gratitude is the path to contentment. Make every day a holy day. Give thanks.”
making my way toward twilight
with a few detours
Posted on November 22, 2020, in 5-7-5, haibun, haiku, Poets & Storytellers United, The Whirligig and tagged chapped, fooled, grateful, listen, longer, remember, scent, sip, tangerine, ticking, tired, watch. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.