Happiness

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Give me this and give me that and then give to me you too.

I need more money no more food no more sex, I do.

I cannot sleep I cannot work I have no energy.

I feel like death and in decay I’m tired but can’t sleep.

The thoughts whirl wild all are bad want to bring you down.

This is a man who has been tricked into taking what he’s found.

Find another person’s view – the one who always gives.

Find another who goes on to feed all those who are in need.

Take a stance to listen more to give and to defend,

Be the one who laughs the most and calls humble folks his friends.

Watch what happens when you set out to do what just was said.

Observe the way your life transforms when you live to serve instead.

What is this? No it cannot be oh no it just cannot,

What can be said when we’re misled into thinking what we’ve got,

Is better ours and better kept and better with us too.

And yet the truth that we all know the truth that you can see,

Is the one true key to happiness is that  giving fills all your needs.

– Thomas M. Watt

(Painting by Ayse Juaneda, the greatest artist in the world today. Visit her blog to view more of her paintings at http://www.aysejuaneda.wordpress.com)

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2 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. McWatty, this is all so true. In our “gimme gimme” culture, we are fooled by The World into thinking that having more STUFF means we are “better off.”

    But the key indeed is listening to one’s heart and hearing God’s voice in the mix… the more we give, the more we live. It’s like that, you know? I loved this reminder… just posted a real rant on “Christians” who claim to be followers but do the opposite, so I can relate. Thanks, Amy

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