15 May 2014


Sometimes it just helps to break away from the routine, even if for a little bit. It just gives you a fresh perspective on things. I spent the last few weeks visiting family in India. I came back with an entirely new outlook on most things. But it was all a bit of a haze, I could not put my finger on what was different. Till one day this week when I was out in our garden with M and J, trying to mow our lawn. That is another very interesting story, but like I said, it was at that moment that I had an epiphany. And it all became crystal clear.
I was in the garden mowing the lawn
When a thought popped into my head
I have not all the money in the world
But I still sleep easy in my bed.

So my house is not a mansion
Not immaculate and pristine
But I have my patch of garden
And my comfy chair to doze in.

So there will always be chaos
The kitchen never sparkling clean
Piles of laundry, spots on the floor,
Life still has quite a sheen.

So there will always be worries
Has the roof sprung a leak?
But I have my home and hearth,
The future can't be that bleak.

So I don't wait in first-class lounges
And drive only a battered old car
But I like to count my blessings,
I have a lot to be thankful for.

So J has his tears and tantrums
And M has his newfound DIY skills
My temper and my mood swings,
What's life without a few thrills?

So there will never be enough time
To get all my work properly done
But this moment just about to pass
Once gone never shall return.

Prose for ThoughtThe Reading Residence


  1. Ah I like this, how nice to focus on the 'haves' in your life.

  2. Love this :) So true how there never seems to be enough time...and if we don't have much there's always someone who has less, it's good to feel blessed by the little things :)

  3. Wise words indeed, I need to remember this... I particularly like the last two lines x #Prose4T

  4. Love the focus on a precious moment rather than the mundane. I concur!

  5. I love the sentiment of this x #WOTW

  6. I totally agree, and most certainly could not have said it better myself. Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. Lovely poem! Very wise words x

  8. I often think that us little families living in middle of the road, middle class comfort with all its little niggles and the temptation to feel like the grass is greener elsewhere, - we are the lucky ones really - we're not too poor and we're not too rich (worrying all the time about the security of our 'stuff') so I wholeheartedly agree that we should count our blessings X #wotw

  9. Sometimes it's hard for us to see what we have when we are overwhelmed by the world. This sums it up beautifully. X

  10. Love this! Money doesn't buy happiness - i believemoney will follow once you find true happiness :-) #WotW

  11. Awww what a nice poem! So much positive vibe! #wotw

  12. A beautiful poem and a nice little reminder of what is important in life. Thank you!

  13. Superb and beautiful writing, helping to put what we have into perspective :) I love it. Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought :) x


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