Little Things

Is happiness
When your eyes light up
Over a good cup of coffee

Is happiness
When the leaves
Eat the soft light of fall

Is happiness
The feeling of being appreciated
After a long, hard effort

Is happiness
Hearing the cheers of your team
After the winning shot

Is happiness
Finding a good book
To read while watching the rain

Is happiness
Giving a gift to a friend
That you worked so hard to buy

Is happiness
When your kitten
Purrs in your warm hand

Is happiness
When someone
Enjoys your artwork

Is happiness
When you remember
A birthday or special time

Is happiness
The taste of a cookie
Straight from the oven

Is happiness
Feeling like you
Can open your heart to another

Is happiness
Waking up to a roof
Over your head and love all around

Is happiness
The beat of your feet
On the sidewalk as your heart works

Is happiness
The money you give to the man
On the sidewalk with nowhere to sleep

Is happiness
As small and simple
As this

Lila Rose

I am a sophomore in OA High School. In my free time, I enjoy archery, reading, art, writing, and hiking.