The Simple Things


Today I woke up healthy and of a sound mind
it could’ve been my last day, but I am here
I’ve taken many breaths without thinking twice
I’m too distracted to realize my advantage
many people weren’t so fortunate today,
they did not wake up or even make it
to the end of the day.


There’s no justification for complaining
I am blessed with so much of life’s fortune
many days I forget to pray, I’m so distracted
with all the latest gadgets; meanwhile,
so many people worldwide survive
on so little; they have every reason
to complain, but they genuinely give thanks
and do well with what they’ve got.


The people with the least amount
of things are often some of the happiest
folks on the planet; they know gratitude
and practice it daily.