Some days,
life knocks the wind out of you.
Just kicks you in the gut
when you’re least expecting it,
as if to remind you
not to get too comfortable,
not to take it all for granted.
This great big world
got me good today,
forced me to look up
from my best-laid plans
and change my course.
But even on the days
when life gets me down,
it gently lifts me back up
with little offerings of
and love
and possibility.
Reasons to believe
tomorrow will be
a better day.