Life is a Miracle-How Can We Not Be Grateful?

Up Close Picture of a Violet or Viola

An up close shot of a little viola (or violet) in our yard. I love examining the little things up close!

 

 

It’s Friday and you know what that means!  Poetry in Five!  Today’s word is GRATEFUL. This one flowed out so easily for me, but I wrote a free verse poem this week.  Gratitude is one of my life’s practices and one of my favorite subjects :).  I found it ironic that today’s word was Grateful, because just 2 days ago in an online workshop I am teaching, one of the ice-breaking games we did was going around in a circle and sharing what we were grateful for.  It was such a fun and beautiful experience.  There is something about not only stating your own gratitude, but hearing others state theirs as well, that I find powerful.  It is so good for the soul.  So without further ado, here is my 5 minute Poem:


 

Everything is a Miracle!

Every Year

Every Day

Every Minute

Every Moment

is a Miracle.

How can we NOT be grateful?

Every baby

Every child

Every person

Every creature-

a Miracle.

Life is like a prayer,

A living Meditation.

I walk throughout my days Noticing.

Everything.

How can I NOT be grateful?

How can each colorful flower,

each towering tree,

each delicate blade of grass,

Each rare rainbow-

go unnoticed?

How can we spend life with heads in the sand

and heavy hearts-

When there is so much beauty to behold?

Earth’s heartbeat pulses with the rhythm of LIFE

and our hearts beat in sync with it.

The tick-tock of the clock reminds us of Time-

and to not take it for granted.

We were put here in this space and time for a reason,

He makes no mistakes.

And all of this beauty is ours to behold.

These gifts freely given,

Our heaven on earth.

And He is at the center of it all.

How can we NOT be grateful?

What will we do with what we are given?

Will we waste our days too hurried or too downtrodden to notice?

Or Will we live life as if everything is a miracle!

As I walk through my days Noticing-

Familiar faces

of Flowers,

Friends,

Family,

Neighbors,

Kindred spirits and

Creatures,

How can I NOT be grateful?

I am a living, breathing Miracle,

Witnessing the multitude of living, breathing miracles around me.

This is what connects us.

Life is like a prayer-

A living meditation.

And I bow my head in gratitude for it all.

 

© Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2014

 

Right here.  Right now.  What are you grateful for?  What Miracles do you see around you?  Won’t you start a gratitude habit with me?  Please leave your answer in the comments below.

Here’s to living inspired!  ~Rebekah

 

 

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