Just for today
I am happy and hopeful.
I found a "Help Wanted" sign in a little gift store window
and applied right away,
walked in the sunshine and imagined
every good thing in the shop windows mine.
I smiled with my heart as I met people,
answering gently when a lost-looking woman
interrupted my reading
to ask about front tire of her fine new car
Did it look flat?
It didn't; I think she was lonely.
I shopped carefully and painstakingly
for groceries at the noisy discount store
bought chocolate chips on sale to save for a rainy day.
I was grateful for the groceries
Praying I could be graceful