THE GREATEST GIFT
What is a gift, a wrapped present for a birthday,
Wedding poems from those who do in fact love.
Watch as the sun rises each day, feel its warmth,
Feel the wind all around you, breathe the air.
See as the rain falls upon the plants and trees,
Look to the sky and wish you could touch the moon and stars.
The ocean wanders all around, listen as it roars,
Put your feet in the sand, laugh a little more.
The mountains are a beautiful sight, touch them,
The desert is another wonder to behold, open your eyes.
The greatest gift I wonder, might it be the compassion of others, the care of friends,
I thought of this today as I felt stress and fear,
There are many good things, the miracles of the Winter are some.
The greatest gift of all is a breath of life every day.