the voice from within will always begin
with appreciation
thankful for life, the beauty, the love
for all of creation

gratitude sings from one heart to another
gratitude brings a closeness, a bond
gratitude cherishes the gifts that are given
gratitude expresses what is felt by the heart

to appreciate each other opens a resonant field
where love and wisdom may be shared
where perspectives are respected and differences honoured
where diversity is examined, compared

appreciation comes from feeling, then speaking from the heart
creating a resonant field where we can all start
to express ourselves, speaking our truth
then listening from the heart to the fountain of youth

gagi     02/11/16