Each day I count my blessings dear
I hold and embrace and keep them near
The joys of living the smiles on faces
Embrace cherished ones and sanctified space
Pleasures of feeling connected to others
Beaming your smile to sisters and brothers
The shake of your laughter the smell of perfume
The greeting waiting when you enter a room
Touch of another when you’re feeling down
Warmth of a hug dissolving your frown
Excitement of meeting a friend you’ve not seen
Sweetness of eating your favorite ice cream
Tasting grilled steak and a glass of red wine
Stadium cheers when the game’s on the line
Millions of stars each twinkle to count
No matter your money they trump each account
At long day’s end when nothing is new
The dance of your dog there to greet you
The kiss of a lover with mouth open deep
The sharing of breath as you drift off to sleep
What are the blessings in your life?
Are there any you might count today?
Do you stop often enough to appreciate what you are thankful for or do you often focus on what’s missing?
Can you see your cup as running over, not half empty?
– Stewart Levine ©
I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.
My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.
My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.
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