When this is over,
    may we never again take for granted
    a handshake with a stranger,
    full shelves at the store,
    conversations with neighbors,
    a crowded theatre,
    Friday night out,
    a routine checkup
    the school rush each morning,
    coffee with a friend,
    the stadium roaring,
    each deep breath,
    a boring Tuesday,
    Life itself.
    When this ends,
    may we find that we have become
    more like the people we wanted to be,
    we were called to be,
    we hoped to be.
    And may we stay that way-
    better for each other
    because of the worst.
    ~Laura Kelly Fanucci
    Mrs. Barb Smith
    716-375-6600 x 4120