12 Things I Am Grateful For This Year
Day 7: Bliss
When you slip the word bliss onto your wrist,
it becomes a bracelet of invitation.
As the year progresses, you discover gifts
accumulating, one after another,
experiences that might slip unnoticed
by the naked wrist,
like the time you swam underwater
in the crystal clear pool
on a hot, summer afternoon,
the refracted rays of the sun creating
on the aqua floor a sea of shimmering diamonds.
You wear the bracelet so many days
that it becomes a prayer of thanksgiving,
an act of beholding every moment of bliss
you have been given,
those you remember, and those now forgotten.