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I Choose Happy

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I Choose Happy

Contrary to what the naysayers say Happy is definitely a choice So pay no attention to all those people Kick up your heels and rejoice This old world's been around forever It's here for some time to come Might as well be happy, enjoy your stay Even if you fall on your bum Now which scenario is more appealing Singing and waking up with a smile Or grumbling and always moping around Time to stop acting like a child There are no free passes in this here life Must earn your trip up to Heaven So jump on that happiness bandwagon Contentment will be yours till the end © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:54:00 AM
    I love how you ended this poem. I choose happiness, too, Jack. Cheers, dinda

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/4/2012 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear sweet Dinda... your kind words are very much appreciated! Love, Jack
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Thats what its all about my friend, stepping from one plateau to the next, might not be fun all the timebut savor the goodtimes and go out with a smile instead of a frown. I enjoyed this, blessings, Carl

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/30/2012 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very much appreciated my good friend! Thank you. Have a great day! Jack
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:57:00 AM
    you are so right Jack, and reading your poems, helps one to smile.. like this a lot

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/30/2012 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harry... glad you liked it! Cheers from across the pond!
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 2:14:00 PM
    Great way to look at life..Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a bunch Sara! Your kind words are much appreciated! Hugs and much love, Jack
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Hey Jack, thanks for reading one of my poems. I like all these ones about being happy. It doesn't cost anything to smile:)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "It doesn't cost anything to smile" WELL SAID, my friend! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 9:58:00 AM
    Well knick-knack my paddy whack, is that you Jack? Very distinguished look, indeed, and some fine advice this morning. I choose happy - it's why I read your words in the morning - way more cheerful than the daily news.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yup! A younger, new and improved me! LOL Thanks once more for the kind words, my friend! Have an A-1 day! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:11:00 AM
    I agree with happiness being a choice the heaven part is gift and like happiness we get to choose. Thanks for slowing down so we can stop aboard. You look younger in the new profile picture.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Are you by any chance French Canadian? For the first 42 years of my life, I lived in Quebec and Lamoureux was a very familiar name to me. Leo Lamoureux played for the Montreal Canadiens along with heroes like "Rocket" Richard, Jean Beliveau and Bernie Geoffrion to name a few! As far as the reference to my new profile pic, it's amazing what Photoshop can do! LOL Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 7:36:00 AM
    slow down a second and let me jump on your happiness bandwagon! A cup of Jack tastes good this morning! ;)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm slowing down just for you dear Susan... one, two, three JUMP! Ahhh you made it... loving hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 7:13:00 AM
    YOur poems always make me smile..this is good advise and one I need to take more often. lol. BG

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    EVERYONE needs to take more often! Have an upbeat happy day, Barbara! Big hugs, Jack xox