by Laurie Kolp
A newborn baby swaddled while asleep
Butterfly kisses on my nose or cheek
The hands of my children reaching for me
Praying to God even when I’m not weak.
Thoughtfulness from my husband so dear-
Flowers, dinner or chores done for me.
A card from a friend when I’m feeling down
Helping someone who’s struggling to be free.
Candles, cardinals, and puppy dog kisses,
Apples, white chocolate and broccoli,
Peach tea when it’s hot, coffee when cold;
I find special joy in each of these.