I know a simple recipe that anyone can make.

It isn’t for an apple pie; it isn’t for a cake.

You need not stir in sugar. Don’t add a pinch of salt.

It isn’t for a cookie. It isn’t for a malt.

It comes from Heavenly Father, who watches from above.

You start with just your family; add kindness, faith, and love.

Throw in some joy and laughter, and of course a cup of care.

Don’t forget to add the sharing and a generous dose of prayer.

Make sure you stir it really well, so everyone can see

You’ve made a happy, loving home from this simple recipe.

Illustration by Brad Teare