By: Jackie Rhoades, Atherton Residents

Aroma of home-made cinnamon rolls
Fresh flowers from a garden
Sea breezes drifting in from the ocean
Forest of Christmas pine trees

Gentle winds caressing faces
Warmth of the sun on a wintry day
Soft skin of a new born baby
Texture of a gown made from velvet

Waves breaking as a storm rages
Uncontrolled giggles of a child
Haunting melody touching the heart
Words bring hope and love

Snow-capped mountains under a blue sky
Gazelle gracefully running in the meadow
Clusters of bright shining stars in the night
Wildflowers covering a parched desert