Things You Didn’t Put on Your Résumé

How you once helped a friend who hoarded

by hiring a saint to clean out her apartment

and begin her life over again.

How you overcame your fears

and took up open water swimming.

How you graduated from Sears Charm School

because your mother wanted you to be more feminine.

How you learned about grief and how to empathize

by being with your Mom and Dad when they were dying.

How it took you three tries

to find the love of your life.

How you were led away from the Methodists

and toward the Friends

by listening to the still, small voice.

How graced you were

to discover your vocation at a very early age.

How you learned that a heart belongs

to the one who allows it to be broken.