Gratiku

I intended to write gratiku poems for my November Slices, and somehow Thanksgiving is almost here, and I haven’t written one…until now:

Ten days of sickness

Covid, flu, ear infections

Finally at school

I wrote that last night

Ear pain kept us up again

His turn to stay home

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11 thoughts on “Gratiku

  1. Somehow you took the exhaustion and stress of prolonged illness and turned it into poetry. Beautiful. (Hope everyone recovers fully!!)

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  2. It’s always amazing how much you can capture with so few words. The annoyance and stress that germs bring, the appreciation that there’s another there to take a turn staying home. Yes, even in the chaos there’s always something to be thankful for!

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  3. Jessica, I Zoom in on Sundays to my childhood church, and the sermon this past week was on gratitude and being thankful in all things. Sometimes it’s so hard to do – I see you are fighting sickness. Since October, I’ve broken my right ankle and a deer hit my car (yes – he hit me) causing 4K in damage, and collision centers are backed up until springtime. It really helps to find the ways of feeling gratitude and thankfulness during these times, and I love that you wrote a Gratiku today to remind us of the power of positive perspective.

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    1. It’s so sad and stressful. We got a flu diagnosis today and our second ear infection of the week! Just grateful we don’t have to draw straws on who stays home tomorrow! Sending healthy vibes your way! ❤️❤️❤️

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