In praise of prose

There’s something about words that rhyme that seems to give them extra meaning. So here’s an offering to get the month of April underway. Four verses of four lines each …

The Joys of Living

Taking the time to smell the flowers,
Counting smiles instead of hours,
Delighting in the simplest things,
Letting all your thought have wings.

Feeling peaceful deep inside,
Facing everything in stride,
Balancing both work and play,
Learning all along the way.

Moving towards a dream or goal,
Nurturing your heart and soul,
Understanding true success,
Choosing love and happiness.

Showing others that you care,
Finding beauty everywhere,
Knowing all you gain in giving –
Welcome to the joys of living.

Emily Matthews.

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