September 3: No Thanks?

A fad of gratitude has spread throughout
My social media, and challenged all
Who read those thanks to do the same. I doubt
That every thanker has the wherewithal

To name three things they’re thankful for each day
For thirty days. I’m loath to loathe the thought
Of people taking time to think and say
“Thank you!” but it’s too easily forgot-

It takes a certain type of proud obsessive
To do a long-term project of that kind,
And it can be decidedly oppressive
To always have the project in your mind.

And yet, like writing sonnets, daily gratitude
Brings mindfulness and elevates the attitude.

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