Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gratitude

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Each day
is framed
by sunrises and sunsets.
What we do in between
is our lives,
days drifting by dreamily,
as if there will 
always be
more time.

Let's remember
to stop often,
look up at the sky,
smile at passing dogs
and people,
commune with trees
and waves,
breathe deeply
the gift of the hours
that are ours,
scatter
handfuls of happiness,
be grateful.







14 comments:

  1. "scatter handfuls of happiness" and "commune with trees".. lovely thoughts.. Such a simple poem full of truth of how our days should be.

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  2. This is so prayerful and uplifting. Thank you for this great advice on how to live. Though you're not my elder, I so much appreciate your wisdom.

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  3. Oh yes, the importance of living in gratitude. Thanks for this thoughtful reminder, Sherry.

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  4. Your words are exactly why I woke up and smelt the coffee!

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  5. You have such a way with words, Sherry. Your poems always speak to me!

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  6. I will! I'll scatter them now and each moment as if there were nothing else that mattered. Maybe it will become true, and spread like sunshine.

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  7. I can think of nothing better than scattering happiness! Wonderful, Sherry.

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  8. scatter handfuls of happiness... how beautiful that is...

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  9. It is an enigma isn't it? Whether to rush through life trying to complete the life list or to take it easy and enjoy every moment doing what pleases you. However it is our relationship with others that is most fulfilling 'scattering that happiness' as you say and loving the world.

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  10. "scatter
    handfuls of happiness,
    be grateful."......May we all live in this spirit. Such an uplifting poem Sherry!

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  11. A lovely picture of each day 'framed
    by sunrises and sunsets', Sherry. I already 'stop often,
    look up at the sky,
    smile at passing dogs
    and people,
    commune with trees
    and waves',
    all excellent advice!

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  12. to stop often ... yes, that is key!

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  13. Yes being grateful, everyday. Thank you Sherry!

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  14. Every line reflects thoughtfulness! Very nice. :)

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