As the new day arrives make good use of your eyes,
Notice the trees standing tall ‘gainst the skies,
Take note of the sound of the spoon in your tea,
Enjoy, now, your porridge, so smooth and creamy.
Jump at the prickling hot water jet streams,
As they make your skin tingle forgetting your dreams,
Savour the roughness of fresh, laundered towels,
Laugh at the drain as it gurgles and growls.
Note how the pins click as the lock falls in place,
Securing your world and protecting your space,
Hear the grumble of pistons as your ride starts to purr,
Creaking leather as you move, your handbag to transfer.
Be sure to listen when a friend needs to moan,
They’ve something to tell you, could be more than a drone,
It could be by listening, you will improve their well-being,
Five minutes of talking, from their problems they’re fleeing.
Be sure to be kind, to even those who are not,
It may not be much, but to some means a lot,
Watch as moods change as sunlight bathes the room.
Follow the shadows as they’re chased from the gloom.
Laugh at the radio, lame jokes from work friends,
Share in the joy and the fun never ends,
Make others happy, just once in a while,
Not always easy, but share often your smile.
Remember, for many, life is far from easy,
It’s a grind at its best, far from bright and breezy,
Try hard not to dwell on the pains of your past,
Make today count as this could be your last.