Gratitude, a state of mind
It comes in waves, one following another
Always there for us
Gratitude for beauty
The beauty everywhere and in all things
All perfect, ever evolving
Giving, always giving
Her offerings are boundless
Yet they do not belong to us
They softly grace us, like a subtle breeze

But, our gift is our consciousness
Our ability to know, to feel, to appreciate
To recognize the beauty in all things
To be grateful for that beauty
To know what gratitude feels like

And our purpose, our true reward, is to share
Share the smiles, that happiness brings us
The joy, that we feel
Give away kindness
Let it spring forth from our hearts
Be kind
Share the love that endows us
Share, always share
That is our greatest gift

Joe Fox
September 26, 2017