Gratitude is like a winter coat,
that keeps the bitter thoughts away,
and gently warms our hearts.
Thankfulness is a down comforter,
that we can wrap around us,
and allows us to sleep contentedly.
Like a steaming cup of hot chocolate,
and the delightful taste of toasted smores,
is the sweet savor of humble acceptance.
To insulate us against the destructive drafts of envy,
and to shut out the frigid winds of disappointment,
we need only to erect an edifice of ever-present gratitude.
Each day, and in every circumstance, we can weave our warm contentment,
with thankfulness & gratitude the threads which lead us into our future,
and with joy and peace as the weft which fills our every moment.