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What Makes Me Happy

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LindsayP
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      The Things That Make Me Happy

What makes me happy , well Iím a happy sort of  bloke,
I get on well with everyone & no disdain will I provoke,
Life is what you make it, yes itís really up to you,
To enjoy the things that make you happy and happiness accrue.

Number one is my family, they fill my cup with joy,
Four lovely maidens fair & tall & a smart upstanding boy,
And presiding over all is my caring loving wife,
What more could one ask for to give me a happy life.

I have eleven grandkids that are very dear to me,
I count my blessings every day for such a wonderful family,
They are spread in places near and far but we keep in touch,
A phone call or an email, always means to me so much.

Thereís also a great little dog that greats us every day
With a wagging tail & a bit of a lick, she keeps all blues away,
She always brings to both of us a real sense of delight
And any troubles showing up, soon pass right out of sight.

To me there are so many things that brighten up each day
And if the clouds should start to loom I push them far away,
For I know that up above the clouds the sun is shining bright
And I know that if Iím patient it will soon beam into sight.

To stand out in the moonlight with stars twinkling over- head
Brings to me a sense of peace, with all worries prohibited,
To walk through the virgin bush-land and smell the scented air
And taste the early morning breeze that gently whispers there.

All the wonders seen in nature are a beauty to behold,
It gives me an awesome feeling to see all new life unfold,
The new lambs gamboling it the fields, little birds in their nest,
Brings to me a sense of pleasure in which we should all invest.

These are the things that make me happy but thereís many more,
To enjoy each day as it comes along & my good fortune not ignore,
I think that what really matters is what happens in the end,
To have the love and fellowship of all my very good friends.

Well these are some of the things that keep me happy all the while
And to enjoy every one of them Iíll certainly always strive,
Enjoy each day as it comes along & always wear a smile,
For fortune fair has smiled on me for Iím glad to be alive.

                                                                        Lindsay P Wilson.
© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Joyce Johnson
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1 posted 07-16-2008 01:55 AM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

You have your priorities straight in this very well built poem.  Joyce
Marchmadness
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2 posted 07-16-2008 02:40 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Your poems always lift me up, Lindsay and yes, you are a very lucky man. Your attituda alone is priceless.
                            Ida
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I'm so happy that you have so much to be happy about and happy that you've shared your happiness here.  We, as humans, so often don't realise just how much we have to be happy about and that sets us into depression that has all sorts of consequences.  Thank you for your words!

Helen  
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nice introspection. we all should be grateful. thanks for sharing your life
HopeS
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5 posted 07-16-2008 01:10 PM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Beautiful inspiring uplifting message expressed ,making every moments count  sharing a smile , love and happiness


Hope
LindsayP
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Thank you dear Joyce, I do think it is very essential to have the right prioritories in life and the right attitude as well, I'm so glad you agreed.

Ida my dear, your comments always lift me up
I do think that one's attitude in life is one of the most important attributes that one can have.

Helen I'm so happy that I've made you happy
I read a very good quote recently that took my attention. it stated That you never grow old laughing It's when you stop laughing thats when you grow old so keep a big smile on your face my dear and thank you.

Thank you Kaile for your very kind response
and you keep a big smile on you face as well

Hope you certainly have a way with words and it makes me so pleased that you enjoyed
the post. Happiness is a virtue and I try and practice every day. Thank you sweet lady
And God bless you all.


Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Lindsay,
I felt so happy reading your poem. Prasad
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Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
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Lovely poem.  Whilst I usually do "strong" very well, it isn't my favourite word right now, and so I envy you far more than I should.  However, tomorrow is another day, with another sunrise, I am led to believe.  Smiles.

- Owl
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"To walk through the virgin bush-land and smell the scented air
And taste the early morning breeze that gently whispers there."
Nice!!!
LindsayP
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To my good friends Prasad, Michael, Owl and Midnitesun thank you kind folks for your

welcome response, it has made my day and I hope you all have a great day as well. Take care.

Lindsay
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12 posted 07-19-2008 01:13 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
All the wonders seen in nature are a beauty to behold,
It gives me an awesome feeling to see all new life unfold,
The new lambs gamboling it the fields, little birds in their nest,
Brings to me a sense of pleasure in which we should all invest.



Love all of your reasons to be happy and above all your awareness of the gifts bestowed on you. This is so important!

Wonderful and uplifting.

Love,
Margherita
graeshine2006
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Lindsay - you make me happy.     
Earth Angel
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Lindsay, you live your live with grace and with an appreciative heart. I am a believer in Light attracting Light! Shine on, my friend!

Love your poetry! ~ and you!

Linda
LindsayP
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Dear Margherita, I count my blessings every day and although I have been a paraplegic for this last four years, I still have so much to be thankful for. So many people dwell far too much on their problems instead of looking on the bright side and enjoy what they do have.For no matter how bad things are they can always be worse.
Thank you so much for all your responses.

If there is one thing that makes me happy
Grayshine, it is when I make someone else happy so you have a wonderful day.

Linda my dear, you are much too kind with your responses but it always gives me a warm feeling when I read them, and I liked the bit about light attracting light and you certainly attract my light with your beautiful poetry. Love to all you wonderful friends. God bless you all.

Lindsay

Earl Brinkman
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Reading your poetry makes me happy.
 
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