We can choose to be sad or choose to be glad.
By expressing thanks for the blessings we’ve had,
Our joy will increase and we’ll conquer disease;
Infections weaken when we have inner peace.
Even in solitude, we can pursue gratitude,
It’s a healthy, life-giving attitude.
If we are still breathing, that’s the place to start
Let’s not take for granted a beating heart.
Each day and each hour is a gift treasure;
Understanding this truth bring us pleasure.
It frees us from resentment and fear,
And gives us courage to love and share;
Though sharing with others what we’ve been given,
We will find joy on this side of heaven.