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Prayer of Thanksgiving
If I had had only one day, it would have been enough;
If I had had only one love, it would have been enough;
If I had seen only one smile,
or tasted the fruit of only one tree,
It would have been enough.
If I had sat at only one table with family and friends,
it would have been enough.
If I had looked into my child's eyes just once,
If I had felt the tears of
of heartbreak, just once, it would have been enough;
If I had felt the sweat on my brow
after digging in my garden--just once
If I had felt you move through me just once
Or sat in awe of the sea on a sparkling day,
or of the mountains capped in snow--just once;
But I have had time, and life, and love.
I have watched the sun rise and set.
I have felt the love of early youth
and of steadfast love
and felt those embers burn long.
I have felt the love of scildren
and eaten of your love.
I am thankful.
This is based on the dayenu.
copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012