How many smiles does it take to build joy?
How many gifts does it take to feel secure–to feel happy. Whole.
Perhaps for some, there is never enough
because for all the sowing of laughter, for all the sharing of gifts, the fruits of it all drain out as fast as the sowing, as fast as the laughing,
what was needed most was a heart and an ear to listen hard,
and a real reason to continue to be.
~~We will miss the you we perhaps never saw behind the screen.