Happiness … a right?
Or something you do earn?
A smile takes less effort
Is something you do learn.

But what is happiness,
Besides a nice emotion?
It’s birds that sing and waves that dance
Upon the mighty ocean.

It’s powerful and curative
This happiness you seek.
For when you feel true mirth and glee
You feel no longer meek.

The source of smiles is there within.
It rises from the heart.
So when you feel the need to smile
That’s where you want to start.

Give love to others; send it out,
And sad you cannot be.
For knowing love and sharing it
You taste divinity.

Bless others with a smile and know
The power of this great force
For happiness is not a right
But a gift from your true Source.