Thanks for this life, For all that has been rife, Thanks for the lessons, Without them, I would not be this person. Feeling gratitude is not tough, Once we look beyond the rough. Roses too come with thorn, Challenges in life are to be borne, Some days will be fast, others-slow, Some bring contentment, others not so. Life teaches to take all in stride, And stand tall in high and low tide. Life is a miracle, Cherish it as a spectacle, Experiences are to savor, Like foods with different flavor. Judgements incite unrest, Abstaining works best, Live and let live is the way, Leading to peace, harmony and hay.