tonight: only thanks

” I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
-G.K. Chesterton

stings this realization again
too many yeses induce ever-present tension
diminishing quality of an over-quantified
at the moment under-examined life
all i need this depth of field shallow-ed
one far too hallowed for cessation
neither admonishing nor ignoring my choices
at the moment, seen by one so alive
me in all my missteps
yet too undeniable this ever-present love
in full, expanding back to tender, hearts
with all my heart surrender
and then life new (diminishing the old)
with thanks
only thanks restored

Zealously I over-commit. Zealously God is gracious in the midst of that. And slowly, s l o w l y, maybe I am learning.


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