Some say it’s the simple things in life
That you must enjoy.
I say, why not enjoy all of it
For as long as your breath
Continues to flow.
Because it’s the smiles
The positive things you see in others
When you pass
On by throughout your day
that makes you relay
the same kind of cheerful outlook on life
to the people around you.
So what I cherish the most
And simply cannot live without
Is the genuine happiness you can bring to others
By the word of the mouth.
A phrase of gratitude,
and everything else
A person can do
Not only to family and friends
But also strangers, who later feel good about themselves.
So in a way, you can say
the idea of putting a smile on a person's face,
the idea of spreading joy among others,
and the idea of being a sincere friend
are ideas that shape who I am
and whom I cannot be without.
Because making an impact on someone's life
Is what I desire and just think about.
Why must I do these things?
Should I just worry about myself?
Is it really necessary to uplift others
When I can focus on me and nobody else?
I can say all I need are these material things,
These material things are all I need.
I can’t live without them,
Without them I can no longer breath.
But really they’re an illusion to what I need most
Which is having people in my life,
People to whom I can’t say adios.