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Finding the True Meaning of Happiness

Updated on August 11, 2016

It's not found on a plastic card

Nor on your wallet

It's not found on the luxuries of life

Nor on how much salary you get



It's not found on the praise

It's not found on the opinion of others

It's not found on what they think of you

So why bother?



Happiness is found underneath

The every corner of your soul

On your pure heart laid to people you love

And the things that make you whole



It is found on the true kind deed

And on the unselfish things you’ve done

It is found on the help you extend

On every poor and unfortunate man



It is found on a kind word

And a thoughtful sweet act

It is found on the care

As well as on other's love



Happiness comes from within you

So complain less and cherish life more

We cannot change the past

But we can still shape our future



Be grateful, be thankful

Of all the things that you have

Be contented, be satisfied

Be someone who can give a love



Happiness is not a chance

Rather it is your choice

So do what makes you happy

And make them hear your voice



Happiness can only be felt

It is not seen nor you can touch

Like a love that God gave us

From the heaven’s above


© 2013 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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      Marina 22 months ago from Clarksville TN

      Nice poem!!

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      Sparklea 22 months ago from Upstate New York

      Awesome and true....I am reading a book titled The Art of Happiness which is excellent. You can get it on Amazon. Blessings and thank you for this great advice

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very beautifully done work , friend. Sharing and voted up.

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      By reading your poem I found happiness. It is such a pleasure reading each word and getting the message that they convey. Your pictures also add beauty to the content.. congratulations!

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      Marina 4 years ago from Clarksville TN

      This is such a humble and caring poem and so true. What would make this world even a better place and help care even more: it is if we could help those that need help just like the Amish people do. We all could do things for each other instead of each one working for money then the world would be much happier in my opinion.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Extremely beautiful and inspiring, unknown spy

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      Ancillotti 4 years ago from Brasil, Vitoria - ES

      So beautiful this text! I believe that happiness is freedom, to have loved ones around, that it can be what we are ...

      A hug!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Happiness is found underneath

      The every corner of your soul

      This is the truth. Happiness comes from within and finding it will help you to live life to the fullest. Beautiful words and thoughts. God bless you.

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      unknown spy: voted UP and BEAUTIFUL!

      Wonderful what you shared, and oh, so true.

      You are right, happiness can only be felt and comes from within.

      Best sentence ever: "Do what makes you happy" YES!

      Blessings Sparklea :)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, M, life is truly what you make of it. It is good to see you again!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Happiness comes from within us and how we choose to lead our lives. Enjoyed.

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Absolutely dead on. Happiness is not found in things and possessions but in acts and relationships. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Spy..Missed you....

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      unknownspy.....So basically what you are saying is our " Happiness" in this world is our responsibility...stop looking for others to make you happy...take responsibility for ourselves..if others respond " great " if not move on...we need to STOP looking for approval from others, like comments on hubs....we wrote it , cause we felt it...does it matter if others accept our words/thoughts..NO...loved you hub..kudos well done !!!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, such a beautifully written poem which made it a pleasure to read ! Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Depth and wisdom in your words, poetry with truth in it's soul :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, Spy and welcome back! You did a wonderful job with this poem. Voted up and all that is good (except funny)!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Happiness equals love and love equals happiness....it has always been that way and always will be.

      And you are a wonderful poet. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem! The message is clear, If you are content, you are happy. We can find happiness within us.

      Thanks!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Exactly!!! What a beautiful poem filled with truth as to where to find true happiness! Loved this.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      You are one of my favorite writers, my friend. You not only create beautiful poetry, the messages have so much meaning. Great job Spy!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The true meaning of happiness comes from within there is nothing or no one in this world can make one happy if the individual is not happy from within then there is no real happiness I so agree with this poem thanks

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Beautiful! I like your writing style in poetry plus the first verse got sunk in my soul a reflection of happiness if I am right as I interpret it. But, overall great poem! voted up.

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      hlwar 4 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful! I just love the second verse, and it's definitely something I need to remember. Thank you! (´∀`)♡