What Lovers Do
Poems From The Porch
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Today is a good day to fall in love,
so I think I will start by falling in love with my body
and appreciating the wonderful vehicle it is for me to experience
the miraculous gifts of taste, touch, smell, vision, and hearing.
Then I will fall in love with all the people I encounter today,
taking particular notice of their beauty
and thinking the best of them.
I will fall in love with my home
and all the comforts it offers me,
the homey kitchen smells, the cozy living room,
and the comfy bed that welcomes me after a long day.
I will also fall in love with the meaningful service
that I offer to others throughout the day,
in gratitude for my divinely-graced talents
and the skills I have developed.
And you know what?
I’ll even fall in love with myself,
recognizing how hard I try to be patient and kind,
forgiving myself when I fail,
and encouraging myself when I feel down.
Heck, I’ll even offer myself a helping hand today when I need it
because that’s what lovers do.