because, laid right in front of my eyes,
are items that money can’t buy,
which more often than not
I take for granted.
because my days without sunshine are few,
even when heavy storms rage
and pelt the fields and the valleys
of my body, soul, mind and spirit.
because of the still, small, reassuring voice
even when severe floods flow mercilessly,
and thunder roars across
the core of my existence.
because of family and friends
who show and give me love
when circumstances leave me
dejected and heartbroken.
because of those who hold my hand,
virtually or physically,
and inspire a smile
during times of hopelessness
tempest, grief and despair.
because You rekindle hope and dreams
by sending angels to play happily in my fields
by sending laughter to echo in my heart
when there is little
to play and laugh for or about.
because of making
my days without sunshine to be few
and for planting in my heart
peace, contentment, happiness and joy;
items that money can’t buy.