sometimes, it’s very elusive. . .
like a fluttering butterfly
or a magical starfish wandering by in the sea water.
it’s not always easy to catch sight of it
. . .often eludes you;
but if i am unrelenting, i just might catch a glimpse of it. . .
flitting, floating, drifting, roving. . ..
i know people who just don’t want to be happy.
they dwell in an abyss of confusion, uncertainty, ambiguity. . .
sadness, sorrow and perpetual discord with themselves;
and they blame their unhappiness on someone or everyone else.
sometimes their toxic and venomous behavior and words are like poison to the happiness of others as well.
each of us has a responsibility to ourselves to make our own happiness.
to that end, i recite this mantra. . .
a gentle reminder for a little lift.
because, i and only i, am responsible for making my own happiness; i must lift up my head, lift up my spirits and make a commitment to myself to enhance my own happiness each and every day.
i make my own happiness - a mantra
i can let it out or bottle it up inside.
i am the creator of my own joy.
i am the designer of my own fun.
i can keep my heart unguarded or refuse to take a chance.
i control my expectations.
i can expect less and enjoy more or expect more and enjoy less.
i can be a flexible thinker or narrow-minded and bored by the status quo.
i am willing to share it with people who appreciate an environment of happiness.
i am also willing to walk toward the sunshine alone if they refuse to see its brightness.
it is my protection, my barrier, my shield, my salvation.
i enable myself to appreciate the ability to simply experience happiness.