Give Praise Whenever You Can

Give praise whenever you can. Praise:
Sunrise on snow-coned mountains;
Sunsets on marigold fields. Praise:
Every act of kindness and solicitude;
Children smiling in beneficence. Praise:
The hard-earned wisdom of the old;
Every great artist who ever lived;
The almost-great who failed to fulfill their hopes. Praise:
The color green; amber; bees making honey;
The scent of cedar; calico kittens. Praise:
Snow-leopards; eagles; redwoods; ocean-spray;
Prairies; wind-songs; flotillas of clouds. Praise:
What is lost, but etched in living hearts;
Fidelity to the best causes. Praise:
Horses; the fleet-footed; the patience of turtles. Praise:
The little planet, orbiting its sun;
The little sun, spinning in its galaxy;
The solar system of the atom. Praise:
Cathedrals of memories;
The wine of young love, the incense of old love;
Miracles; harmony; wildness; and peace. Praise:
The durable and perdurable;
The fruition of dreams; pride in one’s work;
Wisdom in its multitude of forms. Praise:
Birds; flight; hazel eyes; blue eyes; all eyes. Praise:
Speech; truth; dialogue; music; discernment. Praise:
Mercy; charity; health; beauty-always-changing. Praise:
The learning-teaching interaction;
Wherewithal; self-reliance; community. Praise:
“A local habitation and a name.” Praise:
The ethereal; the mystical; the mundane. Praise:
Enoughness; the courage to know enoughness. Praise:
Those who help and those who acknowledge;
Those who are weary who were trailblazers. Praise:
Those who are young, building worthy achievements. Praise:
A good deed; “a word fitly spoken.” Praise:
A welcoming smile; a nod of approval. Praise:
Whenever you can; each day — someone, something.

Poet-playwright-journalist-fictionist-editor-professor, Dr. Gary Corseri has published work in Dissident Voice, The New York Times, Village Voice, CommonDreams and hundreds of other publications and websites worldwide. His dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta, and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library. Gary can be reached at Read other articles by Gary.