The Joy and Beauty of Being

To be present and hopeful
Ever filled with wonder and appreciation
For all the moments that we hold dear to us
As well as the ones that silently slip us by
 
Our days of living, of breathing
Of gently hoping that each day
Is filled with treasured memories
No matter how perfectly ordinary they may seem
 
And perhaps then, we may one day learn
That in the calm of taking time to simply be
We are truly taking time
To be everything that we yearn to be