"Mindful" by Mary Oliver
The structure in the this poem helps to illustrate the theme that we must question of world, and that the most simple things can bring us delight and happiness.
"Snapping Beans" by Lisa Parke
A college student is shucking beans with her grandma, and it appears that nothing needs to be said about the love and comfort that they share with each other.
"Thank You, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
The benevolence of society comes into light, and in this short story we learn that people share in giving to each other to brighten each others lives.