These poems were written to inspire, give solace and perhaps leave the reader with a smile. I believe poetry should not only tug at one's heartstrings when it is describing a sunset, the colors of a rainbow or a brilliant star lit sky but it should also give us the courage to move forward and face whatever obstacles that may come our way. Several of these poems were written for treasured friends and their loved ones during trying times. My greatest reward was in knowing that it gave them some measure of comfort. I have always had a love of butterflies and a fascination for fairies so I decided to include them also. This book is my way of thanking the Creator for bestowing upon me a world filled with so much wonder and beauty.