We forget about the spaciousness/above the clouds
but it's up there. The sun's up there too.
—from "Over the Weather" by Naomi Shihab Nye
Gratitude, hope, and love are easy to feel when life is coming up roses. But when times are tough? That's when perspective really matters, when seeking out the good in the world—even on a small scale—makes all the difference. This slim anthology collects more than one hundred "poems of gratitude and hope,"
written by dozens of contemporary poets and spotlighting the joy, humor, comfort, and beauty to be found in nature, in friendship and family, and in so many of the everyday moments that sustain us and shape our worldview. Wrap it up for a friend struggling through a difficult chapter in life or keep it close at hand for yourself as a reminder to celebrate "the beauty and gifts of ordinary life."