When something goes missing,
a sock, the car keys, or our joy,
sooner or later we suspect others
of negligence, theft, or malice.
May we instead give thanks for what we've had,
pray and search again, and
if we find, give thanks again, and,
if not, search for something better.
Photo of Bleeding Hearts in bloom in Debbie Theis's garden, Arden, DE,
by Danny N. Schweers, image and prayer copyright 2010.