Happiness lies in the absorption in some vocation
which satisfies the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher
Applesauce for winter suppers,
Spring lunches and summer breakfasts
Preserved for days without plenty
A piece of harvest goodness stowed away to enjoy later.
A loaf of bread warm and spicy from the oven
These are pleasures not only in the eating of them,
Also in the preparing of them.
I hold the bounty of summer again
I feel the sunlight and the sweetness of the breeze again
Experience the joys of friendship, family,
The goodness of God's provision
I find satisfaction.