Embrace joy
and gratitude.

Miracles happen
because that

is what
miracles do,

and life
unfolds in

ways because

that is what
life does.

We add megadoses
of imagination,


faith and
our own

version of

Then we work
to accept

the love that
surrounds us

and give thanks
we are not alone.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.