Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More on Gifts...


Each morning you place it before us
Soon its dark wrapping has fallen away
As we grab its lucent fringes
Often forgetting to pause and say
‘Thank you’

It’s a gift we take so for granted
Failing to cherish its worth
Bestowed in love’s tender mercy
Graciously to each creature on earth

I see it now through my window
Gleaming with hope and grace
Down from the faultless heavens
Into our erring embrace

For each morning you place before us
A gift wrapped in blue, coral, gold or gray
Into our arms, proven thankless
Yet gently you give
Another day…

© Janet Martin


  1. This is very beautiful. Each new day, a gift, for which we often forget to say Thank You. Thank YOU, for reminding us!

  2. All of this life is a gift...this is beautiful Janet!!


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