A Magic Morning

Carol A. Hand

The magic of the morning quickly fades
As reality intervenes
Ice to clear from sidewalks
Animals that need attention and care
Letters to write for former colleagues


Photo: Another Snowy Day – February 2014

Yet the glow of a beautiful story
Remembered as I opened my eyes
On this day of sunny promise
Will remain in my heart as a guide
Even though the tasks before me
Require only simple love and kindness
Not noble deeds to save the world

Perhaps it is the simple everyday things
That collectively build a foundation
Of a lifetime well-lived

Dedicated to family, friends, and all of my blogging tribe – you all bring joy into my life.


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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9 Responses to A Magic Morning

  1. Lovely, Carol. The last stanza is profound and full of truth 🙂

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  2. Perhaps it is the simple everyday things
    That collectively build a foundation
    Of a lifetime well-lived
    ~ A profound truth expressed in a few words. Beautiful 🙂

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  3. Hildegard says:

    Yes, yes, yes! Wise and profound. And know that you also bring much joy and inspiration to all of us to whom you’ve dedicated this. 🙂 Have a lovely day!

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  4. As you do to ours, Carol. I’m so glad to be a part of your “tribe.” Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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