I am thankful for waking up,
for the cold fall breeze
mixed with the warmth of the sun.
For being able to bear a child,
to raise her and teach her
makes my life worthwhile.
I am thankful for family, friend
and acquaintances alike,
being out of the claws of loneliness
makes me feel alive.
I am thankful for being given
a chance to live and to mourn,
I am also thankful for my parents
who gave me the chance to be born.