Happiness Poetry

Happiness Poetry


  1. Compliment 3 people everyday!
  2. Watch a sunrise
  3. Be the first to say "hello"
  4. Treat everyone as you want to be treated
  5. Live beneath your means
  6. Forget the Joneses
  7. Never give up on anybody ~ miracles happen!
  8. Remember someone's name
  9. Be kinder than you have to be
  10. Wish not for things, but for wisdom and courage
  11. Be tough-minded, but tender hearted
  12. Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated
  13. Keep your promises
  14. Leave everything better than you found it
  15. Show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it
  16. Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do
  17. Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years
  18. When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day
  19. Don't rain on other people's parades
  20. Don't waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them!

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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taking in all the wonders of life --

its joys,

its sorrows,

its sunshine,

its smiles --

learning from the experiences each one brings you,

and then, from a caring heart,

giving them all away again.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.

About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family. "You aren't going to catch many fish that way," said the businessman to the fisherman. "You should be working rather than lying on the beach!"

The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, "And what will my reward be?" "Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!" was the businessman's answer. "And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman, still smiling. The businessman replied, "You will make money and you'll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!" "And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman again. The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman's questions. "You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work for you!" he said.

"And then what will my reward be?" repeated the fisherman. The businessman was getting angry. "Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch fish for you!" Once again the fisherman asked, "And then what will my reward be?" The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, "Don't you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach, looking at the sunset. You won't have a care in the world!"

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, "And what do you think I'm doing right now?"

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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