It's the little things that mean the most
Hot tea and and crunchy, fresh bread toast
A phone call from a distant friend
Explaining she is on the mend.
A ray of sunshine when you rise
A tax rebate – a rare surprise!
A “thank you” when it's least expected
A finished task so long neglected.
Workmen who turn up on time
Blood tests that tell you – all is fine.
A private letter in the post
An invite from those you like most.
When you look around - the world's a mess
Disasters of all kinds cause stress
We need to step back and take stock;
Be grateful for the joys we've got!
(c) Poet in the woods 2016