Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Gifts

The gift of understanding something in a new way...
The gift of feeling comfortable and completely at ease with someone...
The gift of spring breezes, spring green, and sunlight...
The gift of fragrance found in a single gardenia bloom...
The gift that came to me, unsought, from a child's heart...
The gift of giving something to someone
without one iota of expectation in return...
The gift of serenity found in the relinquishment of
having my own way or having the last word...
And the gift of remembering that it is in my power
to give someone else the gift of serenity, too.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Twenty years ago this month
I had surgery for cancer.
How could I ever take for granted
the gift of another Spring?
I wasn't at all certain then
that another Spring would be mine.
Twenty more were given me.
Thank You, Lord.

Sunday, March 18, 2012