Each New Day Is A Gift
by Don Ray Williams
October 12, 2007
The alarm clock sounds and it’s time to rise,
With one brush of the hand, wipe the sleep from your eyes.
Take a deep breath and feel your spirits lift,
Fell lucky your alive, because each new day is a gift.
Listen to the birds chirp as they bring you some cheer,
Smell the flowers and imagine them saying, “We’re so glad that you’re here!”
Hold your sweetheart close and as you gaze in her eyes,
Tell her how much she brightens your life.
As the smell of coffee drifts through the air,
And you realize you haven’t got a care,
Think, “If I weren’t here today, look at all the things I’d miss.”
Yes, there is a lot to be thankful for, because each new day is a gift.
Then your grandchild comes in and climbs upon your knee,
And says, “Grandpa would you read this book to me?”
You turn the pages and she soon lies her head on your chest,
It is times like this, when you know how much you’re blessed.
Each new day begins as a void and it is up to you to fill it, with things as you see fit.
But fill it very carefully.
Because each new day is a gift.