2019.05.04: simple joys

simple things
are what gives me joy

the sun peeking
through the kitchen window
as i washed the dishes

the gurgling of water
as the coffee maker
concocts its magic

the aroma
wafting from the kitchen
heralding the arrival
of fresh baked muffins

the winning smile
from an infant
safely tucked
in its mother’s embrace

the last gleam of sunlight
on a placid lake
after a long hard day

the taste of gratefulness
over the last sip
of a well-worn cup

these are the things
that fills me
with peace

these are the things
that reminds me
that i am beloved
made in the image and likeness
of a loving God