The little potted plant
Smiles with its
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Wags its tail
Seeing a familiar face
A simple word
And don’t ever regret
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15 thoughts on “Appreciation”
The human race is quite a contrary animal it is a mystery to me that we think we are advanced…perhaps it is the opposite.
We do take a lot for granted..feel entitled, don’t we.
Hmmm. Had we blooms or a tail, it might be easier to give back ro nature all of the ways it tries to delight us. Smiles are good, yes? I never regret them.
And that “human” tendency to misspell what we are here for? I’m working on that.
Even when misspelled, appreciation is a very big deal. 😉
We humans have a lot to learn about gratitude and appreciation. I love the flowers and dogs in your poem. Appreciation masters!
Oh this is absolutely profound! ❤ We must learn to appreciate everything that is offered to us 🙂
It’s all about the little things – it’s so very easy to let that slip – your poem shows us how to catch that pot plants smile 🙂
The lucky ones see the blooms smile …even those bad at spelling:)
Appreciation does not come easy in many instances. It is a pity one misses the opportunity to be a kind soul very easily. Rightly so Sumana!
What a clever take, Sumana. There is definitely so much that a person could regret if one thought about it. Humans can learn so much from a little potted plant!
Beautiful…..This idea falls into the ‘take time to smell the blooms’ tradition. Gratitude stems from appreciation and is essentially an attitude of thankfulness towards the little things of life.
My internet is extremely slow and erratic since morning, maybe…there’s a fault in our area, Don’t know how to read the other poems today…:(
Yes, it comes so naturally to other life forms more in touch with the basics.
Beautiful. So many things have been said here about human nature. It reminded me of Rabindranath’s words, প্রাচীরের গায়ে এক নামগোত্রহীন / ফুটিয়াছে ছোটফুল, অতিশয় দীন / ধিক, ধিক, করে তারে কাননে সবাই / সূর্য উঠি বলে তারে, “ভাল আছ ভাই?”
Appreciation is all about finding the good traits in others. We all have shades in our characters, dark and darker., but how we see and appreciate the lighter shades in others, determines our attitude and character… 🙂
How true, Sumana… And some humans not only cannot spell the word but do not even utter it!