I walked outside and saw the sun
shining big and bright.
I felt it’s warm rays on my skin,
and everything was right.
I heard the song of a blue jay
from high up in a tree.
I saw it get up and fly away
and felt grateful I too was free.
I saw the flowers blooming
in purple, pink, red, and blue.
I thanked the Lord for the gift of color
and for flowers too.
My skin got hot and began to burn.
Then, I felt a breeze.
I looked up above and thanked the Lord
as I saw the moving trees.
I came across a beaten path
with rocks as far as one could see.
I searched until finding a heart shaped rock,
and I took it home with me.
Every rock— a different size and shape,
just like me and you.
They remind me to thank the Lord
for my own uniqueness too.
I saw a butterfly in all it’s glory
soar across the sky.
I then was reminded that rebirth is the gift
that enabled it to fly.
The clouds moved in and gave me shade
from the summer sun’s heat.
I then looked down to see some raindrops
falling at my feet.
Even the rain is truly a blessing
to each of us, you know.
It cools us off and waters the plants;
It helps us all to grow.
Making my way home, I just so happened
to look up at the sky.
Over the hill and above the trees,
a rainbow caught my eye.
When I made it home, the sun was setting,
and I paused to take it in.
The Lord’s an artist we get to witness
again and again.
I walked in my home and was greeted
by my favorite reason of all—
a black and white beauty with golden eyes
no bigger than a foot tall.
We all have our reasons to thank the Lord
in all that we do.
Today I just wanted to share a dozen
of my reasons with you.