Deer Tracks and Socks

photo of deer on snow field
Photo by Louis on

Along the Boise trails

Two women talk on cell phones

Missing the deer tracks


Source Of All Blessings


You bless us with socks.

My feet are always cold, it seems

and socks warm them and I cuddle with myself

under a toasty electric blanket and feel

some disquiet for those who aren’t as happy as I am

at this moment, with two dogs over on the couch,

with my wife talking loudly and happily to someone on the phone

who called her on her birthday

with a cup of hot coffee at my side

and peace in my heart.

At least for this moment

at this time

in this place.


May I never take this moment, time, and place

for granted, again.


May I never miss deer tracks

because I’m talking on my cell phone.


Thank you for warm socks

on cold nights.*


*Thanks to Br. David Steindl-Rast for the inspiration and the format for this, from his wonderful book, 99 Blessings.

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