Thursday Inspiration – Happy

Jim is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word happy, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song β€˜You’ve Made Me So Very Happy


Don’t put the onus of your happiness

On the shoulders of your loved ones

You can decide to be miserable or happy

This power only lies within yourself

How erroneous are the ideas we grew up with

When we learn that happiness lies in the actions of others

If we think that someone else will be the harbinger of our joy

Then we are destined to be disappointed again and again

Taking charge of one’s own happiness is the only way

To live a joyful life!




31 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration – Happy

  1. Soon after we met, Robert told me that he wanted to make me happy. I responded that it was not his responsibility and I didn’t expect him to make me happy. It turns out that he has made me very happy for eight years. I still believe that happiness is not something to delegate to others.

    I love your poem, Sadje…both beautiful and wise! ❀

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  2. I have a lot of trouble with this. Of course for 20 years I tried to keep my alcoholic husband happy in different ways in hopes it would be what he needed to quit. It was a trap I was in a long time.

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