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Finding Happiness in Everyday Pleasures

Finding Happiness in Everyday Pleasures
Happiness is bathing in glorious, golden sunshine, absorbing the beauty of sunsets deliciously divine. Dancing through cool droplets of silvery rain, feeling cleansed, refreshed, and reborn again.
Happiness is inhaling the enchanting perfume of a riotous rose, enjoying tropical beach sand trickling and tickling my toes. Stroking in wonder my new born baby’s silky skin, celebrating life with all my loving kith and kin.
Happiness is gazing in awe at a twinkling, star-studded sky, questioning, seeking truths, wondering how and why. Taking slow deep breaths of intoxicating oxygen from the air, praising and thanking the Almighty in fervent, silent prayer.
Happiness is waking up to my beloved’s caress and kiss; hearing how much he loves me is just pure bliss. Finding real happiness is like discovering coveted treasures, and I continue to find it in simple everyday pleasures.
My poem above was inspired by the poem “Happiness” below, written by American Imagist poet, Amy Lowell (1874-1925). She was a woman of great accomplishment. Happiness Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation. Days of passive somnolence, At its wildest, indolence. Hours of empty quietness, No delight, and no distress. Happiness to me is wine, Effervescent, superfine. Full of tang and fiery pleasure, Far too hot to leave me leisure For a single thought beyond it. Drunk! Forgetful! This the bond: it Means to give one's soul to gain Life's quintessence. Even pain Pricks to livelier living, then Wakes the nerves to laugh again, Rapture's self is three parts sorrow. Although we must die to-morrow, Losing every thought but this; Torn, triumphant, drowned in bliss. Happiness: We rarely feel it. I would buy it, beg it, steal it, Pay in coins of dripping blood For this one transcendent good. 08-15-2015 09-02-2015 Contest: No More Masks Sponsor: Catie Lindsey Placement: 7th

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Date: 11/16/2015 4:28:00 PM
Beautifully expressed. I feel great empathy with your thoughts in this poem.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 11/17/2015 12:36:00 PM
Hi Mike, many thanks for your kind compliments and insightful comments which I truly appreciate! Pandita
Date: 10/12/2015 7:43:00 AM
wonderful!!!!!!
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Date: 10/12/2015 7:59:00 AM
Hi Franklin, thank you so much for the visit and for the great compliment! Let the sun shine in and have a happy day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 10/2/2015 10:13:00 PM
Pandita, congratulations on your wonderful win. SKAT
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Date: 10/3/2015 3:49:00 PM
Hi Skat, thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving your wonderful compliment. I really appreciate your support! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Pandita
Date: 10/2/2015 9:34:00 PM
Pandita how I missed this one I don't know but now that I found it. I want to say congratulations on a well deserved win. Love your words on happiness. Uplifting and beautiful.
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Date: 10/3/2015 3:50:00 PM
My dear Michael, your uplifting comments and compliments always make me happy! Thank you so very much for your continued support! Pandita
Date: 10/1/2015 11:26:00 PM
Pandia, I just came back to say congratulations on your awesome win it was well deserved:-)Alexis
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Date: 10/2/2015 8:00:00 AM
Thank you so much, my dear Alexis, and have a wonderful weekend! Pandita
Date: 10/1/2015 11:03:00 PM
She really got you inspired! Although I can see that hers has the meter and rhyme which was a requisite during her days, your words have the effervescent quality that is more representative of the subject. Congrats, Pandita! hugs!
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Date: 10/2/2015 8:01:00 AM
Hi Kim, many thanks for your kind compliments and insightful comments which I truly appreciate! Enjoy a relaxing weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 9/26/2015 1:45:00 PM
Hello Pandita, I have enjoyed on this my everyday... These extra-ordinary pleasures..'
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Date: 9/26/2015 8:49:00 PM
Hi Joe, thank you so much for the visit, and for leaving the great comments! Let the sun shine in and have a happy day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 9/5/2015 6:56:00 PM
Thank you for sharing..This is perfect!!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/6/2015 8:50:00 AM
Hi Troy, thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving your wonderful compliment. I really appreciate your support! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Pandita
Date: 8/30/2015 12:49:00 PM
the greatest joys are the simplest things....to a child, a smile is all a 25 cent gumball brings....to a wife and mother, a meal that she didn't have to prepare....to a man, a safe environment for his family is his greatest care....true happiness here pandita....;)
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Date: 8/30/2015 1:00:00 PM
That's right, my dear Eric, many of us make the mistake of seeking happiness only in great achievements and high end material things - however, as we agree, true happiness can be derived from little things - and like beauty, happiness is also in the eyes of the beholder. Thank you, my friend! Pandita
Date: 8/30/2015 12:18:00 AM
Those last four lines mirrors the same way I feel and I'm sure plenty of others also. Nice poem
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Date: 8/30/2015 12:42:00 PM
Thank you so much for visiting, my friend, and for leaving your great comments and compliments! I try to be upbeat as much as possible and to let the sun shine in!:-) Have a happy day! Pandita
Date: 8/20/2015 3:55:00 PM
I prefer YOUR take on happiness to the poet's you showed us. Hers seems to be full of sacrifice, but yours is just taking pleasure in the ordinary. VERY nice!
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Date: 8/20/2015 7:08:00 PM
Awww! Andie, what a wonderful compliment - I feel so humbled and honored! Thank you so much! Pandita
Date: 8/19/2015 3:38:00 PM
Happiness is there for the taking, although we are not always wary of its existence! Luckily, you see it in the simple things around you, and make the most of it. An excellent poem, Pandita! Indeed, inspired! #7+ // paul
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Date: 8/20/2015 9:59:00 AM
My dear Paul, your uplifting comments and compliments always make me happy! Thank you so very much for your support and high rating! Pandita
Date: 8/18/2015 8:37:00 PM
My friend, this true gem goes right into my fav list. Wish, I could give it 100.....
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Date: 8/18/2015 9:57:00 PM
Awwww!, Robert, hearing from you, my friend, is indeed a pleasure! Thank you for the superlative compliments and score! You just made my day! Warmest regards. Pandita.
Date: 8/18/2015 7:04:00 PM
Wow! Pandita you captured the essence of her piece. The way you pen and paint a picture with words is amazing. Everything was delighful and refreshing,I was greeted by happiness upon reading your heartfelt write. I think Amy would be proud. Excellent job! Good luck in the contest:-)Alexis
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Date: 8/18/2015 9:58:00 PM
Hi Alexis, thank you so very much for your wonderful continued support for my work! I always appreciate getting lovely feedback and compliments from you. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 8/17/2015 1:02:00 PM
You have done Amy Lowell proud here my friend..."Happiness is inhaling the enchanting perfume of a riotous rose" WOW...I am putting you on my fav poets list - Tim
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Date: 8/18/2015 8:29:00 AM
Tim, thank you so very much for your superlative compliments; and it's truly an honor to be on your fav poets list! Thank you, thank you! Have a day full of sunshine! Pandita
Date: 8/16/2015 7:16:00 PM
You are so blessed to be awake and paying attention! There are few people that are this much awake! What's in your coffee? Love the counting blessings and connectedness poem!
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Date: 8/18/2015 8:24:00 AM
Thank you so much for the visit, Edlynn and for the great comments! I try to be upbeat as much as possible and to let the sun shine in!:-) Have a happy day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 8/16/2015 8:56:00 AM
I feel happy reading your words this morning. I also enjoyed the poem that inspired you.
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Date: 8/16/2015 12:49:00 PM
Awwww, Rick, your uplifting comments and compliments always make me happy! Thank you so very much! Pandita
Date: 8/15/2015 9:37:00 AM
Well, my friend, this lovely piece was indeed beautifully inspired by Amy Lowell's original poem! I love them both. I hope to see this on the winners list and for me it is a 7 and one of my favs! Kika
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Date: 8/15/2015 9:43:00 AM
Oh, Kika, thank you so much for leaving your wonderful compliments. I was glad for this opportunity to write on a topic inspired by the work of a female poet. And I hope that if Amy Lowell was around to read my poem, that she would have enjoyed my attempt to honor her. Have a great weekend. Pandita