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A moment of happiness

The pursuit of happiness is…
…mining each moment for something that feels good.
Moments are all about savoring, appreciating…
…and taking in without resistance whatever it is that shows up.

A moment is not about justifying your existence. It's justified. You exist. 
It isn’t about proving your worthiness. It's done. You are worthy. 
It isn't about achieving success. You never fully get it done. 
It is about "How much joy can this moment deliver to me?" 

And some of you like them fast, some of you like them slow. 
Neither is better or best. Neither is right or wrong.
You get to choose. No one is keeping score.

All that is, is all that is.
The only measurement is between your desire and your allowing. 
And your emotions tell you everything there is about that.

Inspired by an Abraham-Hicks quote from April, 2002.

Copyright © Linda Witt-King

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  1. Date: 12/21/2010 6:40:00 PM
    hello Linda, never saw this one of yours before. very interesting. I can't say that I agree with all but I can say it is well written and thank you for your comment. That certainly gave me happiness . You have such a command of the language .It amazes me how you can grab the essence of a thing and simply put it into words. Wonderful. You have a talent. By the way you understood my poem.... cool. for a while there I thought i had not a good enough job with it because of some other comments. : )

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 11:59:00 PM
    PS. I did not make up footles. A guy here (I never see him anymore but I guess he comments to a few people) invented the name for this way of writing. He even did some contests with them a long while back!

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 11:58:00 PM
    Wisdom beyond your years with this one, dear lady! I searched and searched for a poem of yours I'd not yet seen and came across this amazing one. MUch enjoyed. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 12:32:00 PM
    Great write..Savor the moment for they quickly pass...Sara

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 5:27:00 AM
    lovely read ! Much to think about... enjoyed it very much and thanks for your commens also.. keep it comming!!!

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 3:18:00 PM
    Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Easter.

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 2:50:00 PM
    So true.This is a winner in my book.Thank you for all your kind words it helps bring my spirits up.I posted a couple new poems if you get a chance.Hope all is well with you.

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 2:53:00 PM
    and some of you like them fast, some of you like them slow? are these moments? i am sorry, but i could not understand this section of the poem. very enlightening. carmine santaniello

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 1:41:00 PM
    Words of enlightenment and encouragement, Linda! My sentiments exactly...definitely one of my favs. for all time!! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 12:01:00 PM
    I like your word--wordsmith--I don't think i have heard that before. so fitting a writer's processes.

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 11:01:00 AM
    Prolific lady, such a warm and uplifting poem, happy and glad of your visit to my work Daniel

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 9:09:00 AM
    Very clever, Linda. Our emotions tend to rule our brains, but happiness is an emotion and we are in relentless pursuit of it. Excellent poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 5:46:00 AM
    enjoyed this early morning.

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 3:09:00 AM
    It seems that we both have our words and thoughts on happiness tonight. How beautiful..