Saturday, April 19, 2014


Today I celebrate with open arms.
I celebrate choice in behavior and in response.
I celebrate the irritations—the rubbings against.
I celebrate the busyness that comes with a full life.
I celebrate being able to create a space of stillness while in the busyness.
I celebrate the stress and exhilaration of deadlines converging and choices toward simplicity.
I celebrate my humanness—my flaws and my perfections all packaged in this creation of me.
I celebrate planning and creating and preparing for a life event.
I celebrate love in its newness, fresh and full and
I celebrate love that is sculpted in the day-to-day and the bends of the journey.
I celebrate thoughts that flow from pen to page.
I celebrate poetry.
I celebrate this holy season and my faith.
I celebrate this slow-to-become spring that allows the earth to long for newness.
I celebrate the ambiguities and the not-so-easily solved.
I celebrate with arms open.


  1. It's a lovely poem of celebration, Deb. I hope you have a lovely Easter.

  2. So much to celebrate. I love that you also celebrate the imperfections within your life. Life is messy and we need to know that there is something to celebrate even when it doesn't go as planned.

  3. Wonderful celebration of words. Maybe I can learn to celebrate the stress and exhilaration of deadlines...I celebrate with you this holy season and our faith. Love your words - open arms and arms open!