reminder for gratitude

The Rich Givers

WHAT you give me, I cheerfully accept,
A little sustenance, a hut and garden, a little money – these, as I rendezvous with my poems;
A traveler’s lodging and breakfast as I journey through The States – Why should I be ashamed to own such gifts? Why to
advertise for them?
For I myself am not one who bestows nothing upon man and woman:
For I bestow upon any man or woman the entrance to all the gifts of the universe.

– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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