Whenever you crack up and let yourself go,
Let your teeth clatter and your laughter flow,
Not a single worry will ever, ever stay,
Was a thing I noticed on a very funny day.
If you smile the first thing in the morning,
Hug people you like with absolutely no warning,
It might keep their frowns at bay,
Was a thing I noticed on a very good day.
If you think too much about every single creak,
Or about the book you read last week,
You’ll be on the under-blanket highway,
Was a thing I noticed on a very scary day.
If you toss and turn on your bed,
Sweat and gasp till you’re almost dead,
Go for a run and feel ok,
Was a thing I noticed on a very hot day.
You’re never as special as you would think,
It’s not that bad if the world did sink,
If someone’s nasty you don’t back away,
Was a thing I learned on a sharp-thinky day.
If you wake up with your dreams not done,
You don’t get to stuff your face with a bun,
You might get angry with the people who play,
Was a thing I noticed on a very busy day.
If you run and run and huff and puff,
Fight with a bear who’s more than tough,
Just like Buddha you’ll relax all the way.
Was a thing I noticed on a tiring day.
The world is stuff you think and do,
It’s picking the way that’s right for you,
I can see many more wonderful ways,
With all the stuff I noticed on all of my days.