I‘m sat beneath a tree right now
Huddled beneath my coat and scarf
Pondering the key to happiness
I see the whole picture, not half
I’m being philosophical
It’s how I take stock
To ensure I’m aligned
I find the key to the lock
How can I become happier?
What do I need to know?
How can I live my purpose?
The answers always help me grow.
The thunder echos in the sky
The lightening dances around
I suddenly have clarity
Much insight I’ve just found
And so I conclude that my shoes
Are indeed a temporary fix
A life full of meaning and purpose
Is certainly a healthier mix
Don’t get me wrong
Shoes are my passion
As are my clothes
I appreciate fashion
However, years from now
Will those shoes make me smile?
Will they add meaning?
May be not or if so, only for a while
I decide that there are two types of happiness
Instant gratification being one
Or a life filled with purpose and meaning
The second I believe to be next to none
A life with purpose and meaning
A life filled with good deeds,
Surrounded by loved ones
Satisfies all of my needs
For the man who chooses the latter
For ever rich he will be
For he realizes a life full of meaning
Is indeed the key!
Written by Melanie J Molloy
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