It's Haibun Monday at dVerse, and Frank has asked us to consider in these troubled times those things for which we are grateful. Submitted to dVerse, November 22, 2021.
My grandfather was a man of small stature, usually wearing bib overalls. His forbears founded the first Methodist church in the settlement just north of the Ohio not many years after the Revolution. Each succeeding generation lived simply, working hard to scrape a living from the land. Grandpa bowed his head each day at supper, and thanked his God for simple things -- food for sustenance, weather for his crops, the roof over his head, and his family. I’m grateful I learned from him that these simple things are truly the necessities of life. All the rest is detritus, the miscellaneous claptrap we think we need today, the embellishments of the necessities.
grandpa had it right
we just need the basic stuff
giving thanks for enough