Ripples of Gratitude
I woke each day in gloom
my heart was heavy with pain
with great effort I'd rise from my bed
to live a day of doom.
All the drapes were drawn up tight
the rooms were dark and cold
I'd sit there for many hours
praying for a desire to fight.
Each day was like the last
as I wallowed in self pity
tears would stain my cheeks
when I daydreamed of my past.
Then something came alive in me
when I woke to face the day
Bright sunlight peeped between the shades
and warmed my very being.
I rose and opened the window
a light breeze tickled my face
I inhaled the warmth of the day
and I knew I could continue.
I learned about 'the secret'
that energy flows within
I choose to think positively
and negative thoughts I forfeited.
The Law of Attraction is its name
it teaches that what we desire
can be achieved if we believe
our thoughts can bring us our claim
I greet each day with gratitude
for all things large and small
just like rain that ripples a pond
my thankfulness grows in plentitude.