The bounce in the step
the joy bubbling up and over
through words, demeanor, joie de vivre

The hearty laugh
blossoming at the core, rolling out in waves
infectious, contagious, sanctifying – us

The conscious breath
undulating and growing with each notice
the physical embodiment of our existence

It fills us –
if we watch for it
if we train our eyes with a gentle gaze
if we open our heart to the gifts around us

It imbues us with a calming peace
and a loving embrace

We can all glide through life with a little grace

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  1. Little Mighty

     /  July 21, 2015

    A “feel good,” poignant, and beautiful poem. Just lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ppdisland

     /  July 26, 2015

    grace, needed grace in double portions today. Hi Jen 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  July 27, 2015

      Wish I had an endless supply 😉

      But, then, I guess it’s there for the taking – if we ask.

      Peace – and Grace – to you!

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