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Spreading Happiness—Poem

Chitrangada likes to express herself by writing fiction and poetry. Her writing reflects her mood and is inspired by the beauty of nature.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future.

It is something, you design for the present.

—Author Unknown.

Learn the lessons of being happy, by flowers

Learn the lessons of being happy, by flowers

Spreading Happiness- Poem

If you want to contribute to the World, in some way,

If you have a secret wish, to bring change to the world,

If you want to be the reason, of someone's joy,

If you want to wipe out the tears, of the less fortunate.


The time is right here, right now,

No more excuses, of having no time,

Or money, or opportunities, or fears,

Take some baby steps, and start today itself,


Spread happiness and joy,

Make it a habit, and a routine.

Start with your precious self first,

Then your family and friends,


Smile, laugh and have compassion,

Spread positive words and thoughts,

Listen attentively and offer help,

Learn and teach creative skills.



Happiness is so infectious,

And you can spread it too,

This infection is so precious,

Worthy of being passed upon,

The cycle of happiness is vicious.

Happiness is a state of mind

Happiness is a state of mind

Staying happy, doesn’t mean, everything is perfect.

It means, you have decided to look, beyond imperfections.

—Author Unknown.

Happiness Quotes, Source: YouTube

The Happiness song, Source: YouTube

© 2018 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 14, 2020:

Thank you so much BRENDA, for reading and appreciating the poem.

Appreciate your comments and visit. Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 12, 2020:

Still true...happiness is not something one should postpone.

Had to read again. Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 14, 2020:

Thank you BRENDA, for appreciating the poem. Thank you so much for sharing it as well, on the Facebook group.

Have a great weekend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 14, 2020:

I shared this one here.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=125158...

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 14, 2020:

Chitrangada,

I love this one.

Your words are inspirational.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 03, 2019:

Thank you Devika for reading and sharing your thoughts on the poem. Much appreciated.

I like your positive attitude towards life.

Devika Primic on December 03, 2019:

Happiness is great when from within and you make such a mind of happiness for us all. I believe in being positive and happy in all times of life.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 13, 2019:

Thank You Thelma for appreciating the poem.

Good day to you.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on March 11, 2019:

Beautiful! A very inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2019:

Thank You Rinita, for your encouraging words. Much appreciated!

Yes, we can be happy and spread happiness, if we choose to do so. Thank You!

Rinita Sen on January 22, 2019:

Perfectly worded inspiration. Indeed it is simple to spread happiness, often we don't see it.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 15, 2019:

Thank you MarleneB, for reading and appreciating the poem!

You got it right and conveyed the meaning so well, in simple words.

Good to see you and I hope it’s not too late to wish you a Happy New Year.

Thank You for stopping by!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on January 14, 2019:

I really enjoyed reading your poem. It reminds me of how being happy works... you have to decide to be happy and then just simply be happy. I hope you have a happy day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2019:

Thank you Ericdierker, for your nice comments! Always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank You!

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 05, 2019:

Great piece. We are infected around here. I think like being "in" love you can be "in" happy.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2019:

Thank you Tim Truzy, for your kind visit and comments! Much appreciated!

I agree with you that Happiness is a state of the mind. Glad you liked the theme and the poem.

Happy New Year to you and yours! Thank You!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2019:

Thank you MsDora, for your kind words of appreciation!

I am glad you liked the poem and the theme.

Happy New Year to you and Thank you!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 04, 2019:

Chitrangada, thank you for the beautiful timely message you have put into poetry. "Take some baby steps, and start today itself, Spread happiness and joy." Good counsel and I intend to follow it.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 03, 2019:

Thank You Nell, for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a Very Happy New Year.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 03, 2019:

Thank you Linda, for reading and appreciating!

Glad you liked it.

Happy New Year to you too. Thanks a lot.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 03, 2019:

Thank you so much Sean, for your kind words.

It’s always good and encouraging to read you comments.

Have a great day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 03, 2019:

Thank you Manatita, for your suggestions. Good day to you.

Nell Rose from England on January 02, 2019:

That was beautiful Chitrangada, have a wonderful New Year!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 01, 2019:

Thanks for sharing the great advice, Chitrangada. Happy New Year!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on January 01, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful quotes and the insightful poetry, ChitrangadaSharan.

I loved each and every line. Happy is a state of mind, and your poetry is uplifting on the topic.

Much happiness to you and yours in this new year.

Sincerely,

Tim

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on January 01, 2019:

We have only a moment to live, let us fill it with Love! Thank you for this sublime contribution to Love, my dear Sister!

My Love embraces you and all your readers, and I wish you to make every day the best ever!

Sean

manatita44 from london on January 01, 2019:

Thank you for your sublime quotes. They are as much the cake as the icing. If you need any from Guruji, just say in google: Sri Chinmoy and Peace; Sri Chinmoy and happiness and so on and a lot will pop up.

"Happiness is Love bubbling forth into the newness and fullness of life." -Sri Chinmoy

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You chose some great souls and the quotes are quite meaningful. Hari Om Tat Sat!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank You DW Davis, for your kind visit and comments!

You are right that to remain happy, is a conscious decision, we must make everyday, even when things are not as we may want them to be.

Thank You and Happy New Year to you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank You Manatita, for coming again. No one can describe the beauty of the flowers, as you do.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

DW Davis from Eastern NC on January 01, 2019:

I agree with you that being happy isn't a condition thrust upon you; it is a decision you make every day.

manatita44 from london on January 01, 2019:

Yes, my Sweet Ji.

They are full of wonder, magic, innocence, spontaneity, charm, beauty and much more. Have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you Manatita for reading and commenting on this hub!

Glad you liked the flowers. They are blossoming, just in front of my home.

Happy New Year to you. Thank You!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you Jodah, for stopping by and appreciating the poem!

Pleased to know that you liked the message. The commencement of the new year, brings all kind of thoughts in the mind. I just wrote these thoughts in this poem and have the sincere intention of implementing them as well.

Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks a lot for your encouraging comments!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you Dana Tate, for reading and sharing your thoughtful comments!

I completely agree with you, that first of all, we must make ourselves happy, in order to make others happy. As I said, happiness attracts happiness, just as a smile is responded with a smile.

Many thanks for appreciating the poem.

Happy New Year to you too.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for stopping by!

I am glad you liked the poem and the message.

A Very Happy New Year to you too. Thank You!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you Bill, for your nice comments and wishes. Glad you liked the message.

Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank You.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you Anusha, for reading and appreciating the poem!

Good to see you after a long time.

You got it right—My mind was going through such thoughts, on the last day of the year, which resulted in the composition of this poem.

Everyday is a new beginning and it’s wise, not to regret about what happened in the past. Life is good, if we learn to move on, by being happy ourselves and by making others happy too.

A Very Happy New Year to you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank you Mark Tulin, for your kind visit and comments!

Happy New Year to you! Thank You.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

You are right Mary Wickison—the power to make ourselves and others happy, lies within us. We don’t even realise, how much inner strength, we do have.

Thanks for sharing your positive thoughts.

A Very Happy New Year to you. Thanks for reading and appreciating!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 01, 2019:

Thank You Peggy, for your wonderful and positive feedback! Glad you liked it.

Happy New Year and thanks for sending the smiles and happiness.

manatita44 from london on January 01, 2019:

It is a cheerful note and Hub for 2019. I like your flowers. Peace.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 01, 2019:

Chitrangada, this is a delightful poem with a beautiful message. I love the last stanza

"Happiness is so infectious,

And you can spread it too,

This infection is so precious,

Worthy of being passed upon,

The cycle of happiness is vicious."

The quotes are great and the Happiness song is a joy. Thank you for sharing.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on December 31, 2018:

I love the part about spreading positive words to yourself first, and then to family and friends. That message is very important for the New Year. Make a deposit into yourself first then you have more for others to withdraw. An excellent piece to start off the New Year!

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 31, 2018:

This is an inspirational message, particularly as we embark on a brand new year. I wish you all the best in the year ahead.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 31, 2018:

I love the message! Happy New Year, my friend. Wishing you a happy and love-filled 2019.

Anusha Jain from Delhi, India on December 31, 2018:

I read this poem today, and it has a special meaning on the last day of the year. It could be a brand new beginning of grand gestures of spreading happiness simply by taking care of little things. Happy New Year to you, and happy writing too :-)

~ Anusha

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on December 31, 2018:

So right, happiness is a good infection.

Mary Wickison from Brazil on December 31, 2018:

An excellently timed poem. Making ourselves happy and sharing joy doesn't have to be a grand gesture.

Many people don't realize the power each of us has to change someone's world.

Wonderful sentiment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 31, 2018:

This is such a positive outlook on life and a great way to start each and every day. Sprinkling some smiles and happiness back at you today!

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