The Buddha and I are rowing in a dinghy
on the ocean of gratefulness.
The Buddha says, “Let’s dive overboard
and swim among your blessings.”
I grab the oars from the Buddha
and feverishly sprint the boat toward shore.
The Buddha asks, “Are you afraid of drowning?”
I answer, “I’m terrified of sinking like a rock of disbelief.”
The Buddha replies, “I’ll teach you how to swim
like a fish called thankfulness.”
I hand the oars back to the Buddha.