Nothing is ever a given,

yet we forget and live as though entitled.

We act as if life is forever,

breathing is automatic,

nature, endless.

But there are many who have perished,

whether by choice or time;

it does not matter how —

all life is precious,

all life is meaningful.

Each day brings opportunities of

love, growth, expansion.

Full of gratitude for the many moons and suns orbited,

and full of happiness for each day another sunrise is met.