Painting Happiness

By scarletara

Look up at the sky. It clears the mind.
Remember to keep your face to the sunshine.
Keep your feet on the ground, while you reach for the stars.
How miserable or happy are you? The choice is all yours.
Serving others, growing, better to give...
Live and learn, but LIVE!
Be proud when wrinkles and laugh lines start.
Echoes of happiness, the songs in your heart.
Remember what we were. Let’s see what we can be.
A truly happy person looks outside to see...
How to make the world a better place.
Giving out smiles, reacting with grace.
Choose an attitude! Holdin’ your head up high!
Laughing and looking the world straight in the eye!
Stumbling blocks are stepping stones dressed in disguise.
So, tell me no more secrets and tell me no more lies!
Paint more happiness in the picture of your lives.
Lookin’ on the bright side!
Ridin’ on cloud nine...
Sittin’ on top of the world.

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Copyright 2010 scarletara
Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2010.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"
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  • RavenTodd On Monday, May 28, 2012, RavenTodd (11)By person wrote:

    So true. I feel like I can turn to this when I'm feeling sad.

  • A former member wrote: Very Beautiful

  • A former member wrote: The glass is half full I see :)....It's wondrous when life can be viewed that way and this write expresses that very well. I can feel the hope radiating. Thanks for sharing.

  • scarletara On Tuesday, January 18, 2011, scarletara (62)By person wrote:

    you're welcome. and thank u. took most of my life to learn to look at things like i do now. thanks for noticing, lol ...it was a long hard road...

  • Gray Vision On Monday, January 17, 2011, Gray Vision (506)By person wrote:

    I really love the line, "stumbling blocks are stepping stones dressed in disguise" simply beautiful Scarlet. The realization of the hope here is truely gratifying. Thank you for sharing =)

  • scarletara On Tuesday, January 18, 2011, scarletara (62)By person wrote:

    thanks so much, gray! true, isn't it?

  • mvvenkataraman On Wednesday, December 29, 2010, mvvenkataraman (18)By person wrote:

    You seem to remove mind's darkness Your advice is absolutely valuable My heart is dancing with great joy After reading your admonition Thanks a lot, Yours truly, mvvenkataraman

  • scarletara On Friday, December 31, 2010, scarletara (62)By person wrote:

    wow thank u so very much! "remove mind's darkness"- I love that! My heart is dancing with joy after reading your praise. Thank you, truly appreciated.

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