Jim Yerman

Choose Happiness

A friend posted a link on Facebook the other day, and just where did that link go?
To a web site that asked the question, ‘Can you be happy 100 days in a row? ”

It challenged us in this fast paced world to join the happiness craze.
And post a picture showing something that makes us happy for the next 100 days.

They urged the people to visit their site and this happiness thing...to get behind it
They believe if you start to look for happiness then you are going to find it.

It seems they know what they’re talking about for all the people they interviewed
Said looking for happiness every day puts them in a better mood.

They are more optimistic, more complimentary, and they feel better by far
As they find more happiness every day...they realize how lucky they are.

The one disturbing fact of this study which has found it’s way into this rhyme
Is that 71% of the people challenged said, ‘no thank you I don’t have the time.’

They don’t have the time to find happiness? “Don’t have the time, ” they say!
It makes you wonder, doesn’t it, just what are they doing all day?

Everyone has time for happiness to think differently is a mistake
For happiness as the happy ones know is a choice that we can make.

That doesn’t mean that choosing happiness is as easy as it sounds
For even in the mists of sorrow...happiness can be found.

If you wake us this morning and say to yourself I choose happiness today
I have no doubt you will find some or it will find you along the way.

Soon it begins showing up wherever you may go
Then before you know it you’ve surpassed 100 days in a row.

Till one day you’ll realize it doesn’t matter where you go or where you’ve been
You don’t have to go looking for happiness...happiness comes from within.

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 21, 2014

Topic of this poem: Happiness


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