Anticipation warmed within our hearts
As we imagined seeing kith and kin,
Aware that untowards can play their parts,
Attend, all joy with hope to underpin;
Add to all plans the spice of simple trust,
A leaven that eternally endures;
Assistance, all Divine, regards the just
And wholesome blessed endings e’er ensures;
Without ill intervention jaunt ensued,
Enriched by fulsome pleasure all the way;
To everyone, encountered, joy accrued,
Creating lasting memories each day.
Laudate Deum for felicity,
That freely flowed, through gen’rous hearts, to me.
© Meanderings ’17
Posted in Holidays, Pleasure, Poetry, reflections photography, Sonnets, Uncategorized, Values
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Few precious moments lapse each gifted day
That gratitude deserts my mindfulness;
Few opportune occasions fail to say
What faltering word and sound cannot express;
Felicitations undeserved abound,
Though vain presumption seeks their joy to mar,
None my appreciation shall confound,
Nor leave within my heart unseemly scar;
Encouraged by a simple word of thanks,
The soul of low esteem shall be affirmed,
As dividends provided by all banks,
Thus self-belief shall grow the longer termed.
The more we freely offer words of praise,
The more self-worth of others we shall raise!
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Tagged appreciation, esteem, gratitude, hope, kindness, life, peace, people, praise, self-worth
How quickly fades life’s goodness out of sight,
While mem’ry lingers longest with the blight,
Fill giver and receiver with delight!
© Meanderings 2015
Posted in Photography, Poetry, Seasons, Thoughts, Uncategorized, Values
Tagged appreciation, goodness, grace, gratitude, life, memory, roses, thanks