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 ©

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