Maybe It's Because Simple Things are My Favorite Things?
The whole concept reminds me of kittens, oddly enough. One of our outside cats (Barb!) recently had kittens and we’re absolutely loving watching every single thing they do. A kitten delights in everything around them.
- A leaf? Fascinating!
- The wind? Mesmerizing!
- Rain? Never seen anything quite like it!
- A moth? Coolest friend ever!
If we stop long enough to allow ourselves to delight in even the smallest things in life, our worries and cares will shrink as our joy and happiness grow.
I hope you’ll allow Rudyard Kipling’s words to sink in deep. So beautiful!
The Children’s Song
by Rudyard Kipling
LAND of our Birth, we pledge to thee
Our love and toil in the years to be;
When we are grown and take our place
As men and women with our race.
Father in Heaven who lovest all,
Oh, help Thy children when they call;
That they may build from age to age
An undefiled heritage.
Teach us to bear the yoke in youth,
With steadfastness and careful truth;
That, in our time, Thy Grace may give
The Truth whereby the Nations live.
Teach us to rule ourselves alway,
Controlled and cleanly night and day;
That we may bring, if need arise,
No maimed or worthless sacrifice.
Teach us to look in all our ends
On Thee for judge, and not our friends;
That we, with Thee, may walk uncowed
By fear or favour of the crowd.
Teach us the Strength that cannot seek,
By deed or thought, to hurt the weak;
That, under Thee, we may possess
Man’s strength to comfort man’s distress.
Teach us Delight in simple things,
And Mirth that has no bitter springs;
Forgiveness free of evil done,
And Love to all men ‘neath the sun!
Land of our Birth, our faith, our pride,
For whose dear sake our fathers died;
Oh, Motherland, we pledge to thee
Head, heart and hand through the years to be!