When you wake up in the morning
To the sound of your alarm
Are you grateful?
Are you grateful that you survived another night?
Or do you take it for granted like many of us do?
Life is a precious thing, yet we spend most of it
Worrying about it ending
We don’t cherish it,
Hold it in your hands as tightly as you can
And never let go
We will never stop taking things for granted
Whether it’s our family
The meal we eat at lunchtime
Or even the few extra dollars you get
From an extra-nice customer
All of these things are small
And sometimes we take away their meaning
But we must be grateful for even the small things
Because in the end, that may be all we have left