Living Joyfully


Beach silloute

This is a poem I posted earlier that brought a lot of good response. I thought I would repost it for those of you who are new to my blog. I hope you enjoy it  as well.

          The Oil of Gladness

Ever try celebrating when no one cares?

A big event a great surprise

Yet no one seems phased

Inside you are jumping up and down

Outside you are sliding on a splintered board

The oil of gladness

A necessary part of healthy living

Sharing joy with those who rejoice

Finding well-earned success

The oil of gladness

Celebrating with the child who comes in second

Eating over baked cookies with a smile

Finding joy in the little things of life

The oil of gladness

Makes every day run smoother

Seals relationships with a lasting bond

Love begins and ends

With the oil of gladness

Beach silloute

Photos: Dwight L. Roth