One day I said, “I’ll take a journey,
And this journey should feel to me
As if I’m given serenity’s wings
To fly and just be free.”
A little bird overheard my wish,
And fluttered her magical wings,
“I’ll take you to a wonderful place
Filled with Deelightful things!
You’ll see the golden treasures of life,
You’ll hear each lovely sound
You’ll find the ten most priceless jewels
Ever to be found!
Just follow me down this path of
And yes, we’ll be there soon
And you will see with sparkling eyes
Suddenly we came to a talking gate
Who said with grace and style,
“The priceless jewel that opens me
Is your ever most precious smile.”
And as I smiled the gate did open
And what was it there to see—
But butterflies beaming
With love and beauty
There to welcome me.
They all led me to
A field filled with laughter,
And wind filled with peace and care
Where the daffodils, tulips, and red roses
All had their joy to share.
There was a waterfall of kindness;
A rainbow of gentle hearts
And, oh, a jewel so grand….
The countless number of eager but patient
Priceless helping hands.
The beauty, kindness, and care
The gentle hearts and the helping hands—
All the love that’s there
Are the priceless jewels upon this
Its legacy will never end,
For it’s the special journey that one will
Through an amazing garden of friends.