Friend, if you’ve got a hand on your shoulder

A smile from the eyes of a lover nearby

A fire to warm your hands when it’s colder

There isn’t much more to be had in this life.

Friend, if you’ve heard a simple, “I love you,”

Spoken sincerely with actions to show

Bread in your belly and work that inspires you

There isn’t much more that a body can know.

Friend, if you’ve gotten enough you can share it

A thanks for the Giver, a moment to heed

If you’ve one day—a day just for living—

Then, friend, that is all. All that you need.