like a spoiled child,
throwing away his gift,
like a tired man,
tossing his empty can,

the sad and trite despise their life, thankless for it.

like an exuberant child,
receiving his gift,
like happy tears,
falling from a father’s cheek,

the happy and hopeful enjoy their life, enjoy their gifts.

enjoyment is the process of gratitude, and the product is joy.