So much to extol about gifts already bestowed,
Countless blessings adorn the grace of life itself.
Opportunities have been and are still plentiful,
Each accepted and absorbed with open arms.
Tribulations and tears have harshly interrupted,
Smoothness and expectations of life are tested.
Treasures and treats of family and good friends,
Their touch remains in abundance long afterwards.
Clasp the goodness of tenderness and loves found,
Their trace indelibly etched upon a welcoming heart.
Caring and sharing reciprocates similar kindnesses,
Helping hands lessen individual loads of loneliness.
Observing and embracing greatest of worldly sights,
Naturally inspiring and exalting in their significance.
This journey moves apace in a blinking of perception,
Yet it is necessary to pause and collect the goodness.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 26/11/2014
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: ‘Gratitude.’