Lessons in Gratitude

By Rachel Doboga

The last few months have been incredibly difficult. As I always say, when you haven’t heard from me in a while, something is wrong. In September, I suffered a major loss, and my mental and physical health spiraled out of control as a result. I’m still recovering. It will definitely be a long grieving process.

I have been so sad and sick that I almost didn’t write a Thanksgiving post. Then a friend shared a poem she wrote that inspired me to be grateful in new ways. I hope it inspires you too. Happy Thanksgiving.

“Goodness of His Soul”

I pray thank You.
Thank You when I wake.
Thank You when I lay
my head down to rest.
Thank You for
the life You grant me,
the love You place within me
and surround me with.

To read more of my friend’s wise and beautiful poetry, visit thepoet.online

* I can’t post comments or reply to them, but I can read them and I love them. Keep writing!If you have fond memories of Rachel as a teacher in her life before ALS, or if a post on this blog has ever moved you, please consider making a contribution to Rachel’s out of pocket caregiving fees, medical expenses not covered by insurance, and transportation costs through Friends of Rachel. From your PayPal account you can donate to FriendsofRachelDoboga@gmail.com

One thought on “Lessons in Gratitude

  1. Sue says:

    So true, that is the best way to live, with a grateful heart.
    I am grateful for you, Rachel, and also Evan. You help me to realize and strive for what true love is all about.
    You are in my prayers everyday… Love you.


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