“The practice of cherishing can be taken very deeply if done wordlessly, allowing yourself to feel the love and appreciation that already exists in your heart”.

The Dalai Lama
Dear one, Cherie, Cheri
Let us cherish ourselves
And others today
And every day.
Hold your self near and dear
Care deeply for those you love.

Be loving to everyone you meet
Let kindness shine from your heart
And show in your eyes
See it be reflected
in the eyes of others

It is always there.
Love is in our hearts and in the air.
No purchase required.
Breathe it in with lightness and joy
Breathe it out and send it far.
Let it touch all who need it most.

A never ending cycle of love
To replenish and nurture ourselves
And the world.

Namaste 🙏

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

33 comments on “Cherish

  1. Thank you, Val, for such a beautiful, meaningful poem. We all need to be reminded to cherish what we have.

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  2. Cherish each other

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  3. agreed Val. I love the word and feeling of “cherishing”. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  4. Beautiful, Val. A perfect message for this day and every day. ❤

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  5. Beautiful, and oh so timely, Val. Lovely!

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  6. Perfect for today . . . any day!


  7. What a lovely poem and message, Val. 💗💗💗

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  8. No purchase required. Love that Val.

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  9. Wonderfully expressed and matches good with the quote by Dalai Lama.

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  10. beautiful poem; as Lennon and McCartney sang, all you need is love…

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  11. What a wonderful poem. Thank you for the invitation of it.

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  12. Cherishing this reminder to cherish. Thank you, Val! I am now pondering who/what I can cherish even more deeply.


  13. A lovely love poem Val, … and it was fun to catch up with you this morning on Ali’s wonderful ‘Writing Circle’ poetry meeting… I have 3 cousins who live in Philadelphia, and I was there 2 years ago for a 5 week visit… Cheers. Ivor. 😊🌏

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  14. No purchase required! ❤

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  15. Wonderful, Val. A culminate message for this day and each day.

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