Practicing gratitude, sustaining an attitude of gratefulness for life’s many blessing, is important to me. There are so many simple things in life that we can be thankful for. That is why I love Miranda Paul’s anthology, ThankU: Poems of Gratitude. Ill. by Marlena Myles. Lerner/ Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press. Each poem focuses on the concept of gratitude, and each also introduces various poetic forms, which are explained in the glossary. The illustrations add simple beauty to the poems.
At the beginning of the year someone challenged me to list 50 things I’m grateful for… I’ll just list five here: I’m grateful for health and hugs, friends and family, nature and it’s beauty, books and the creativity to write, my faith and my God. OK I cheated – that was more like ten than five! So… What are you grateful for today?
Paul, Miranda. Ed. 2019. Thanku: Poems of Gratitude. Ill. by Marlena Myles. Lerner/ Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press.