Note to Self

Remember, happiness is born in gratitude

You are endowed with blessings, not deprived

Try always to maintain a thankful attitude

 

You’ve often known the easy feeling that ensues

(Though innocent of wherein it derives)

When you acknowledged fortune with your gratitude

 

Be mindful of the unexpressed beatitude

That blessèd are we all in being alive

Try therefore to maintain a thankful attitude

 

And when the World has put you in a wretched mood

Remind yourself you’re blessed to be alive

And that the source of happiness is gratitude

 

Live fearlessly, allowing fate the latitude

To show you how your hope can be revived

Try always to maintain a thankful attitude

 

Do not dismiss these lines as pious platitudes

Preferring what is complex and contrived

Remember, happiness is born in gratitude

And try to cultivate a thankful attitude