Each day I get another chance
to stay in the present moment,
to be grateful for being alive,

another chance to give up sugar,
another chance not to give up sugar,
to ponder on my prior selves,

recall teen dreams of fame,
clean-out closets, comprehend life,
spill milk, love all beings,

to wonder who I really am,
earn my keep, value my body,
see with fresh eyes

the sun, stars, and moon,
be satisfied, bored, worthy,
smile at being human,

to have that hallmark day,
smooth and sublime, for when
I run out of chances.

Jeanie Greensfelder

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