A blank verse poem dedicated to appreciation
When life lets me down, and shades of gray fill my day,
Let me not take for granted my daily gifts.
That I should appreciate the walks free of pain.
That I should appreciate the music I am able to hear, and my ability to get up and dance to it at will.
That I am gifted with the ability to think clearly and express what is in my heart without a loss for words
That I can see a sunrise and appreciate the beauty of a child's smile
That I am able to eat when hungry, sleep when tired, and breathe sweet air without assistance.
That I am loved by people who matter greatly in my life, and forgiven by them when I fall short of their expectations
Let me not forget the importance of the present and how everything I am is of my own choosing.
Let me not be held back by the past and the roads left behind.
Let me not lose hope in the future and let me not forget the possibilities that are mine for the taking.
When life lets me down, and shades of gray fill my day, let me find my joy and the road back through remembering with gratitude.