One of the most difficult
Attitudes to cherish is gratitude.
When too easily won,
It gets lost in the platitudes
Of everyday life.
Like a withered flower
Gone too soon to be admired.
When too hard attained
Again it gets lost
In the certitude of a hardened heart.
Crowding out the space
Where gratitude should resound.
Gratitude is the simplest attitude of all.
Yet simplicity, is where the complexity
Of the emotion arises.
It takes extra care
To acknowledge gratitude,
So it is no wonder
That of all the little wonders,
Gratitude, in all its simplicity
Results in the greatest reward of all.