Monday, February 28, 2011



Everyone should be born into this world happy
and loving everything.
But in truth it rarely works that way.
For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it.
Halleluiah, anyway I'm not where I started!

And have you too been trudging like that, sometimes
almost forgetting how wondrous the world is
and how miraculously kind some people can be?
And have you too decided that probably nothing important
is ever easy?
Not, say, for the first sixty years.

Halleluiah, I'm sixty now, and even a little more,
and some days I feel I have wings.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Our youngest grandson, Ben, reminds us everyday that we are all born into this world full of joy, open-hearted and loving everything. Just look at the joy in this boy's smile! It's easy to be stuck in the daily trials and tribulations, but take a moment to remember how wondrous the world really is and how precious this life of ours is.

Some days we truly do have wings ~ Halleluiah!

1 comment:

  1. What a cutie! Just makes me feel good to look at his happy face!