This book of poetry says it all. A Gift is divided into four sections, and each section has poems that fit the flavor of that section. The “gift” comes in the insight that accompanies each poem. There is nothing preachy here—just a deep reflective sharing. In “Nature’s Ways,” the first section, you can feel her love for nature. It is this love of the environment that is one of our key resonances. She shares her life lessons interwoven with the tapestry of nature. Part two is “Love Principles.” I am an incurable romantic. My heart soars when someone receives so deeply and gives so profoundly. She is nuanced in her relationships and has a quite profound affinity for cosmic forces. Part three is “The Past.” In this section one has a sense of her soul traveling through life, her aspirations, and her relationships. One feels the intensity in which she lives life, the depths of her giving, and her capacity for love. Part four, “Life Principles,” is exactly that. One can feel the prisms in which she captures life. Nuanced in and out, this section offers the wisdom of perception and reflection. Old Soul. Grace Eleazar is an old soul, as is evident in her reflections on life and her longings. One senses the maturity of a well-traveled soul that has learned to take life without pettiness or bitterness but goes deep despite whatever pain its lessons offer. The Gift. This is such an appropriate title for a book wherein the author bestows gifts for life itself. On every page and in every line, she gives of herself in the honesty of her sharing. One can live life and then go on, or one can live life and make that life a gift. This is in essence what The Gift is about. It is my honor to be the author’s friend.