I AM SO GRATEFUL for the time to scent the roses.
Mendacity in a hammock between two shade bushes
Or wandering by way of a multicolodred rose backyard,
Sitting quietly and communing with nature
Beholding one thing lovely in every particular person I meet.
I AM SO GRATEFUL for a stroll with no vacation spot.
A selection pair of tennis footwear cushions my ft,
Fairly plantings within the neighborhood catch my eye,
A leisurely chat offers a welcome, brief break,
And a nonchalant jogger says, “Have a pleasant day.”
I AM SO GRATEFUL for the sounds of summer season.
A bicyle beeps a warning from behind,
A tough hit baseball implants a convincing whack,
Garden mowers drone whereas chopping the grass,
And booming fireworks gentle up the evening sky.
I AM SO GRATEFUL for the lazy, hazy days of summer season.
The click on of croquet balls rebound throughout manicured turf,
The cool tingle of a root beer float satisfies a deep thirst,
Straw bonnets tug in opposition to their ribbons on a breezy day,
And barbershop quartets harmonize within the good outdated summertime.
I AM SO GRATEFUL for a stroll by way of the park.
Skateboards hum as they roll down the sidewalk,
Dwell music fills the air at an out of doors live performance,
Shrieks erupt when a Little Leaguer hits his first dwelling run,
And palms clap in unison to the beat of the band.
I AM SO GRATEFUL for stress-free underneath an oak tree.
A chicken’s candy tune murmurs in my ears,
Kids’s laughter drifts by way of the air,
Earlier than dozing off for a day siesta
I believe to myself, “It is a fantastic world.”
Excerpted from “Gratitude Works: Open Your Coronary heart to Love” by Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodoh.