Happiness means different things to different people.
I wrote this poem while travelling 6,000kms in a motorhome from Brisbane Queensland across the top of Australia, to Broome in Western Australia. Just sitting back one day, watching people and reflecting on the meaning of happiness. Beverley Joy
What makes you happy?
Money, love or peace
Or joking and laughing?
Some people feel happy with lots of money
The exciting experiences that it affords
Other people don’t want abundance
They are happy with a simple life.
Some people feel happy with family and friends
Others prefer to be alone
Some want a peaceful environment
Others enjoy a busy life.
Some people enjoy being outspoken
Others prefer to walk away
And not confront at all.
Some want to fight and campaign
For their rights and to push for more
Others are happy with what they have
Content with minimal.
Some thrive on competing to win
Others watch those who compete
Some enjoy helping people
Others want to be helped.
Happiness for some is a feeling that comes
When the circumstance is easy and fun
For others, it’s spiritual with deep meaning
A deep joy that flows no matter what life brings.
If you’re still searching
I hope you find it
If you’ve found it
I hope you share it.
Beverley Joy © 2011 of Simply Story Poetry
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