Recently, I have found new reasons to smile and find cheerfulness. In my growing moments of gratitude, it seems that maybe it’s time for heartfelt inventory of the good things in my life – past and present.
Thoughts On Found Gratitude by Michael Romani Newly found and welcome to me Is a heart full of grace that speaks to me Of all the warmth of hearth and company A cheerfulness that approaches divinity From such a time and comfort as at present It is easy enough to let go of what I resent Looking forward to more while also looking back I find that there is very little that I lack Still, this brings to mind an inventory Of all the things that do make me happy All of the blessings seen and finally known I find joy in the abundance that has flown To see the otters floating off of Monterey Lazily sleeping hand in hand on the Bay The rumor is this ensures they don't drift apart There's a lesson there to take to heart Three hundred thousand drifting rubber ducks Are somewhere drifting out on the sea What a thought to know through luck That dolphins name each other in ancient mystery As you sit there eating cereal, did you know Captain Crunch's first name is actually Horatio? Or that a single strand of spaghetti is a spaghetti? Or that herring fish talk by letting gas go? These are the things that make for life's dream Like learning that the first oranges were green I was born Scotland but I surely did not know That the Scottish have more than 400 words for snow Like me with you, sperm whales have best friends forever And like me and you, that friend will not be forgot ever To me, all of these happy bit seem overwhelmingly clever And bring a smile to my face whatever my endeavor These things and you will always bring me a smile These things and you will get me through an endless mile These and many more are my thoughts on new found gratitude And if you see a smile on my face, I owe you this attitude (c) January 8, 2020 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved