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What Do We Need to Be Happy ?


We All Find Many Different Ways

To find what we are looking for

There are a millions of ideas floating around

A love of God

To be healthy

Someone special to spend their life with

Loving their pets

A wonderful career

A good job, nice home, debt free

Doing all the things people are passionate about

Traveling around the world

Eating different foods, buying all the luxuries life can offer

Working out to get in great shape

Playing sports or dancing

Watching movies and reading books

After all this is done

What is next ?

Is life complete ?

How about making everyone you meet happier ?

Can we really do this ?

When we meet someone

No matter who

Can we treat them nice and listen to them

I mean really hear what they have to say

If they are having a bad day

Maybe all they need is a person to understand what they are going through

Give them support

Share their thoughts and feelings

Knowing they are not alone

I for one like a great combination of all of the above

So in the time that we spend here on earth

Why not enjoy

These are some of the things that mean the most to me

I love my alone time

Writing and thinking about life

Seeing the littlest and the biggest things that make up our world

From a small tree on the corner of the road

To a huge sun that lights up each day

The tiny snow flakes that fall from sky

The dirt ground that covers every step we take

From the air in our lungs to all the water we drink

Keeping our bodies alive

Either way find what suits you best

I think you look marvelous

Now your feelings match your looks

You are incredible in the inside and out

Have a great rest of the day


DREAM ON (author) on December 23, 2017:

Kari Poulsen I get all excited when I hear about other people talking and understanding that we all can love a little more than yesterday. The ways we find can be fun and interesting. Think of all the people we touch with a simple smile and a tiny bit of happiness. If we keep passing it along our world will continue to enlighten and brighten each day ahead. Thank you for reading and caring. Wishing you the sweetest holiday with your family and friends.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 23, 2017:

I love this wonderful poem. I try to love people and truly listen to them. It is one of my favorite hobbies!

DREAM ON (author) on December 21, 2017:

Michael-Milec If we find happiness within ourselves it is then easier to spot happiness in others. I found out years ago anything I buy holds my interest and happiness until something else catches my interest. Then I can still love what I bought but now new thoughts enter my mind of new pleasures. The happiest I have ever been comes from the things I do or the thoughts I think and that feeling seems to be just as strong as years ago. Thank you for sharing and caring. Wishing you and your whole family a beautiful Christmas.

Michael-Milec on December 21, 2017:

Indeed, we need to be happy and it is a choice we make. Making others happy comes gradually, rather later than sooner as we mature to understanding a delicate way how and when at the right time. . Riches of experience, love and happiness is what we can give freely / sharing all the time everywhere a need is great . A discrete smile or a kind word, often " good morning" makes a difference in our fellowman life. A peace of mind. Often I have confronted a desperate person with a plain saying " Smile God loves you!" God in our lives make all the difference. Those without Him are in desperate search for happiness not knowing that He is the source of all what we need. Early in my life I learned a true contentment ... well that's another story. Actually we read " Seek and you shell find"- that is right direction to begin with.

Good night, and happy Christmas everyday.

DREAM ON (author) on December 21, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee One day at a time. Enjoying the present moment can bring a happiness you have never seen before. Thank you for all your support and kind comments.

DREAM ON (author) on December 21, 2017:

lunaticdiaries If you close your eyes you can see and feel all the good in people. What they do is entirely up to them. The love that you have can travel to everyone anywhere in the world. Keep spreading the love and joy and it will grow at it own pace over time. If all the people caught on right away the island would be over crowded and we would have to leave. So for now the quiet island is just the place. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

lunaticdiaries on December 21, 2017:

DramOn, when I read your work, “Imagine” comes to mind. Imagine what it would be like to have what you write about, we would be on a euphoric island where material things didn’t matter. Some people have selfish interests in mind, and their greed stops them from being human. I’ll meet you on that island of euphoria some day!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 21, 2017:

Lovely poetic thoughts. Right now I am just looking to get through the holidays and finally arrive in 2018.

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