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Sometimes we just have to make the decision to be happy in spite of what we are dealing with at the moment. We have to learn to accept the fact that if we want to enjoy the beauty of the rose we also have to accept the thorns as well.

As I always like to say:

Life is not always fair and it is not always fun but it's always an experience.

What we decide to learn from that experence is up to us.

Today I will be happy, Happy all day long. I won't think about my problems. I'll fill this day with song. I won't worry about world affairs, Or ask the reason why, Some folks do the things they do, And wring my hands and sigh. I won't worry over hurtful things, That people sometimes say. I'll ask The Lord to bless them, When I bow my head to pray. Petty things that just annoy, Of these things I won't speak. I'll be happy as a little bird, With a french fry in my beak.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 9/24/2020 7:33:00 AM
Judy, I love this happy poem. I'll read it several times over today as I give myself a reprieve from the daily news. Thank you, Judy!!
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Date: 3/7/2019 7:26:00 PM
what a positive message you send Judy am adding this uplifting poem to my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/20/2018 2:44:00 PM
Judy, What a wonderful simple image: a little bird with a French fry.:) Appreciating what we have alleviates the stress of all the rest. David
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Date: 11/16/2017 4:09:00 PM
What lovely and positive words, Judy! Wish more people would look at life through your eyes! Blessings // paul
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Date: 11/11/2017 4:06:00 PM
Oh such a happy poem, love this
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Date: 11/3/2017 8:56:00 AM
What an uplifting poem. Thank for writing and be happy every day.
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Date: 10/26/2017 5:42:00 PM
I also enjoy to feed the birds,all types of birds. You have a lot of strength. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/7/2017 7:37:00 PM
I enjoy feeding rock doves (pigeons). I hope you have a good day as you seem to have a good attitude. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 10/5/2017 7:32:00 AM
Excellent poetry
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Date: 10/4/2017 4:01:00 AM
Love this excellent advice! Thank you. Going to favs
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Date: 10/4/2017 1:34:00 AM
Exactly. I better remove the log from my eye before I notice the spec in others. Well said Judy.
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Date: 10/2/2017 3:36:00 AM
This is real. Thanks, Judy.
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Date: 10/2/2017 3:33:00 AM
Admirable sentiments Judy - though not always easy to live up to. Loved the last line by the way.
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Date: 10/1/2017 8:54:00 PM
this is ADORABLE!!! Also I came over here because of Soup notification about you. Congrats on your being showcased!
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Date: 10/1/2017 7:51:00 PM
Judy: Oh that more of us would do that... and could if we would try. Thank you for a wonderful reminder, life is what each one makes of it. Well thought out and well written. Thanks for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 10/1/2017 12:22:00 PM
I may say on the basis of the above two poems that Judy Ball writes poems rhymed in simple language with lucid understanding. They give pleasure and invites readers to visit the site more.
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Date: 10/1/2017 11:59:00 AM
Hi Judy its very meaning full.
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Date: 9/29/2017 3:32:00 PM
A very positive message Judy.. and a beautiful write...
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Date: 9/22/2017 9:57:00 AM
Had to come back to say I'm still enjoying your poem today :)
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Date: 9/21/2017 8:02:00 PM
Hello Judy, I love french fries to. I also want to say, that your poem makes a lot of sense to me. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 9/21/2017 6:44:00 PM
Love this! It's darling and true :) fave xomo!
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Date: 9/21/2017 4:48:00 PM
Lovely sentiments, Judy. I agree completely. // Barry
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Date: 9/21/2017 4:30:00 PM
I love this Judy. What a nice positive message in this poem :)
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