I just had to include the following muse from my wife. The ‘funny’ part is that she wrote it in 1982 – a very insightful (young) woman:
Some people refer to happiness as something which is derived,
whether it be from a possession, a person, or a place;
The world is seemingly viewed as providing the individual with feelings and emotions.
Happiness comes from within.
How I feel is reflected in the way I appreciate those same possessions,
people and places.
I can enjoy the world because of the feelings which emulate from me,
Perhaps the ultimate question is,
whether we believe, that a happy existence,
is a thing which is granted or denied
whether we view happiness, as a state,
which we as individuals have a significant role in determining
I have found a sense of security, in the realisation,
that I am responsible for my own happiness,
and that is a wonderful feeling,
I know, that no one can take it away from me.
PS: If you are interested in more of Jo’s writings go to her blog site “Moments of Joy“