Among your duties ...

Down near the bottom of the crossed-out list


of things you have to do today,


between "green thread" and "broccoli," you find


that you have penciled "sunlight."


Resting on the page, the word is beautiful. It touches you


as if you had a friend and sunlight were a present


sent from someplace distant as this morning — to cheer you up,


and to remind you that, among your duties, pleasure is a thing


that also needs accomplishing.

(Tony Hoagland, 1953 – 2018)

Tags: Prayer, Living Gratefully, Celebration, Developing a Rule of Life