Monday, July 02, 2012

Don't Need Much To Be Happy

Beautiful song and
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
I just love her music!  
Her words always hit close to home for me.  

Don’t need much to be happy
four walls and a roof overhead
books and food in my belly
cool sheets upon the bed

A fire that warms up December
The sound of a thaw in the eaves
sometimes it’s hard to remember
how tough we are to please

            All in good time
            somehow I find
            days that still shine with light
            all in good stead
            I’m safe and I’m fed
          with dreams in my head
          good night

The feel of my hand being taken
driving at night all alone
the breeze on a warm summer evening
and coming home

            All in good time
            somehow you find
            days that still shine with light
            all in good stead
            You’re safe and you’re fed
          with dreams in your head
          good night

Don’t need much to be happy
a friend to soften a fall
and something to show for my labors
after all

I had to learn to be grateful
I had to learn how to see
mistakes that might have proved fatal
are gifts I now receive

How I love cool sheets on a warm summer night! How I miss a good fire on cold December night? How I miss my hand being taken?  I don't drive alone much at night--price of gas is too high!  Tonight's breeze was a welcome reprieve from the day's heat.  I'm thankful for my labors at work-my student's always show me how lucky I am to see their beautiful branches.  At my age, I'm learning to be grateful for the mistakes I've made and for the gifts they now bring me.  Yep, I don't need much to be happy.  Thank you MCC for your beautiful music.  

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