Gratitude List #19

Happiness is a treasure,

I’ve longed to possess all my life.

It’s absence, marring memory,

makes the heart long after it harder. . .

Yet the very lack, makes me also

hold it ever so sacredly,

when life and chance brings this welcome guest along;

for what you do not possess, you learn to appreciate, you learn to know distinctly. . .


But then,

the striving ceases,

and instead of happiness,

peace, contentment, quiet love

comforts and makes you confident

and then,

you realize that unlike happiness – the guest who visits occasionally,

Joy starts welling up from your deepest parts

and dwells with you


Selah . . .

For this welling joy, today, I am grateful.

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