I’m Glad

I’m glad I have a family,
those I’ll see today
and those I won’t.
I’m glad I’ve enough to eat
and don’t have to consume
all that’s on the table
at which I sit, that friends
and family will give pleasure
greater than the food we share.
I’m glad I’ve friends a walk away
and those across oceans.
I’m glad the angst of others
is my concern because I care
but not mine to fix, to rescue.
I’m glad I’m meaning greater
than the day-t0-day routine
but that I can do great things
on any of those days.
I’m glad for leaders
and for followers,
for servants and those they help.
I’m glad I’ve come another year
to sit down and be thankful
for all I have, physical
but especially spiritual
and mental.