Even as my TV shows, magazines,
Twitter and Facebook reduce important things
to trends, styles and openings -
there is more to life
That shimmers just below the surface.
Life beats vibrantly in those
Trees and bushes just beyond my screen.
Birds soar majestically above my roof,
And fresh air beckons.
What life-changing truths can I find outdoors
That no media or screen or smartphone can
Ever begin to explore?
Give thanks for the gift of life,
To the Giver of all good gifts.