When we understand the quality
And with gratitude we recognise…
There’s an appreciation that’s significant
When one is precious in our eyes.
When one is absent for some time
And there’s a reconciliation;
There’s a thankful attitude that fills our heart
Along with appreciation.
It reminds us to never take for granted
Their loving and caring ways,
And a timely reminder of a life so brief
That sustains our earthly days.
To appreciate someone it may just mean
That their absence is required;
For a moment in time so we realise
That their presence is desired.
To appreciate is to hold in high esteem
With respect and honour too;
It’s to notice the treasures in little things
And the wonderful things they do.
As we appreciate these dear souls
That are sent from God to us,
Let’s remember that we’ll give an account
Those embedded in our trust.
As we’re reunited with loved ones
Following a period of isolation,
Let’s shower them with cuddles
And lots of love without hesitation.
Although one’s absence can be missed
Especially after a time prolonged;
It’s a wakeup call as we remember
That for their affection we have longed.
And as we show appreciation
In particular to our Heavenly Father;
We’ll display love, kindness and faithfulness
As we appreciate one another.
(C) P.B. 2020
1 Corinthians 13:13
1 John 4:19