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Happy Is A Choice

It's early in the morning and I ask myself How am I feeling today? As I wipe the cobwebs from my sleepy old brain Think it's going to be a fine day That lucky old sun has been up for a while Birdies are singing their songs It's time to wake up and greet the new day Enjoy life and just sing along Not everyone's lucky to wake feeling great Some mumble and grumble and gripe Feel sorry for those poor unfortunate souls Mornings are a constant fight Happy is a choice that each of us makes We choose our mood for the day It is totally up to us whether happy or sad Choose happy, there's no other way So take this advise that I offer in friendship Sure works for me every time It's early in the morning and I say to myself Choose happy and the day will be fine © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 7/30/2013 5:48:00 AM
    I must give this a constant determined trial ... for I can see where it's going.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/30/2013 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm aware not everyone has a choice... circumstances in one's life certainly can affect how it turns out. But I would say in the majority of cases though, we are the ones that control our own destiny. Thanks for dropping by my friend!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:44:00 PM
    For those suffering from depression its not so easy to say "just be happy"..Did enjoy the poem though. BG

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/26/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    True... but it's a good start! Huggs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:35:00 AM
    I read this one to Dragon and the young whipper Snapper started chasing me around spitting fire asking if I was still making the choice to be happy.... Onery Dragon... Ouch!... Grandpa Troll!... Ouch!... It's time for a 'Time out'... Ouch!... Where's that fire retarent suit when you need it?... Ouch!... Dumb Dragon... You have unusual effects on him my friend... Ouch!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/26/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    When our cat misbehaves, we squirt him with water... he hates water. Why don't you try that! LOL
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:24:00 AM
    This write is so very true my friend, you really do choose to be happy or not, it is definitely a choice that we have...I just wish everyone would choose to be happy, this would be a much better place to live in! I surely wish everyone would live their life as you do my friend, this is a wonderful poem Jack! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't profess to have all the answers my friend but through the years, this has become evident... "Happy IS a choice" Have a great day Russell!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:15:00 AM
    - I choose the last line !!! - Nice to read your positive poem today Jack! - Wish you all the best. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne Lise... it definitely is a choice! Some days are more difficult than others but if we remain positive, life smiles back at us! Big hugs, Jack xoxox