Happiness cannot be found
by searching for it on the ground.
Happiness is up to you –
say to life – I do love you!
Then by the little things you do
happiness may come to you.
For happiness is in each day.
It’s up to you to show the way.
Your inward smile can spread its face
to bring joy to the human race.
And happiness cannot be found
by walking with your head set down.
So look up into that bright blue sky
And love life with your head held high!
Richard Scutter 5 August 2013
The above sonnet was written for a recent Belconnen U3A course on ‘Happiness’.