Look Again

At any point

we can look

around us

and find

failure, shortcomings,

loss, and dead dreams,

but we should always

look again,

for those

are only stones

scattered

around the flowers

of love, grace,

triumphs, and hope,

and these vibrant

blossoms

are worth admiring.

Thanksgiving: On Generosity

Let’s collaborate

in celebrating

the soul of Thanksgiving

by giving

even

— and especially —

when the thanks

doesn’t come.

Happy Thanksgiving.