What’s the Harm in Being Happy?

Young man dancingSo you believe there is no meaning to life, everything is random and there is no purpose.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You marvel at the miracle of life?
You give thanks for each passing breath.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You lived as though you had a purpose?
Your life matters, your words and actions make a difference.

So you fear the future, you fret over what-ifs.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You let go of fear and embrace hope?
You let go of your need for control.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You appreciate what is right in front of you?
You trust the journey of life.

So you think your dreams are silly, you think of giving up.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You live as though they are coming true?
Everything you do puts you one step closer.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You believe you’re smart enough, brave enough,
Tough enough, talented enough?

So you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You speak to yourself as a friend?
You are kind to yourself, worthy of respect.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You turn negative thoughts into positive?
You embrace beauty, forgiveness, and love.

So you are easily annoyed, frustrated by others, irritated at work?

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You laugh instead of scowl?
You smile at ignorance, snicker at foolishness.

What’s the harm if, just for today…

You value the absurdity of life?
You learn to feed on folly.

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
― Seneca

Author: C. J. Hartwell

Christi lives in Phoenix with Husband, Son, Daughter, and Dog. She enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, but as she doesn't live anywhere near a beach, she's usually in bed by 9:30.

14 thoughts on “What’s the Harm in Being Happy?”

    1. Thanks, Brian.
      The only harm I can see is that I was basically writing this to my 24-year-old self, at a time when happiness and confidence was sorely lacking. And given the fact I finished and scheduled this post, then proceeded to read your latest astonishingly brilliant Sunday in the Park missive, wherein you give advice to your younger self, yet again proves we’re twins.
      No harm in that, just stating a fact. 😊

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