Saturday, September 06, 2008

Happiness is ...

Happiness is...
A walk in a garden
Smelling the roses, the hyacinths
seeing the mums announce fall
buying fresh vegetables and fruits
After a recent operation
And to eat them, too!

Happiness is walking on a quaint street
with interesting shops
loaded with soaps, creams, and smiles
drinking cool water or coffee
after a while
Sampling a wine with a chip or two
happily laughing with you

Happiness is waiting
at the airport and you arrive
with arms outstretched and
running
to my side,
holding you
and hearing you say
I missed you
I love you

Happiness is picking a brush
a pen
creating an image,
dashing with hues,
movement
and meaning
conveying the intensity,
the feeling and looking back
and
saying alright!
Surprised when other
like it too!

Happiness is a making
a difference
saying someone is
valuable,
affirming them and
finding they needed
to know that they
matter,
drying a tear
saying a prayer that is
answered
giving a hug,
calling a friend,
believing the best in others,
forgiving,
forgetting,
and having faith
that God will work it out
even our failures and
mistakes.

Happiness is living,
knowing you don't have to feel good
to be happy,
happiness is in a child's prayer
that no matter how little
God cares, about
our boo boos,
about our fish,
our uncle who hurts,
Grandma's stomach,
daddy and mommy, and
and about a Mom who needs to say
I love you.


The faith of a child,
the eyes of a child
help you see that
happiness
is an attitude,
happiness
is
simple,
happiness is
faith,
happiness is hope,
happiness
is
love!

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