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Early morning.
Quiet but for
nature’s chorus of
birds chirping, insects buzzing
and a gentle breeze moving
through evergreens.
Meditations come ‘round
to gratitude
for family, friends and
countless small blessings.

I am opened, entreated
to choose my part
in whatever circumstance
comes to me.
It was just above a whisper
but I heard it clearly:
This is the day
the Lord has made.
What are you
going to make of it?

© 2011 Shari Lynne Smothers

This poem is part of my #SHINEonline challenge commitment for 2 posts weekly; 1 of 2 for the 2nd week.