The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness
Waking to the sounds of Peace, Safety, and Family waking around me.
That I have ears to hear with.
Turning to see the sleeping face of my life partner, relaxed, calm, and alive in sleep.
That I have eyes to see with.
Slippers on feet I walk to washroom and turn on clean water to drink and wash with.
That I have mobility.
I walk into the warm embrace of the person I love and look upon his loving smile.
That I can give and receive Love.
I smile back and raise my voice, “I love you”
That I have a voice.