In this warm house
I give thanks today
For the very simple things
Which have come my way.
A warm fire crackles
As drizzle melts icy snow
The aroma of many foods cooking
These simple things I know.
I open my heart with love
And let the light shine in on us
I recognize with great gratitude
All we need not now discuss.
The challenge is now to keep coming back
To these simple things that matter
For when suffering barges in
The heart like glass may shatter.
So I shall return again, again, again
To a space of gratitude and love
And recognize all simple blessings
Bestowed from high above.