In the hush of early morning light,
step into this new day with a grateful heart.
Remember you are our Beloved’s gift to the world.
Don’t be afraid to share you.
There is a smile or helping hand, laughter or a wink,
a word of encouragement or a hug not released
too soon, that is needed today.
You are what love is. Release your glorious self
into this broken world to heal, even if what you tender
seems so small so as to not make a difference.
In the rush of this day, amidst piles of food, in games
won and lost, emotions bumping into attitudes,
reach inside to your gentling, where sweetness
and gratefulness are paired.
Be thankful for you, see the gift you are, only then
can we be fully grateful for one another.