“Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from Heaven, at our very door.” – Tryon Edwards
When Happiness Flew
I found happiness once
It gave me so much life
that I never wanted it to depart.
So I tried to keep it in a drawer
I had it under lock and key
until the day I opened the drawer
and found that happiness
wasn’t anymore there for me.
I cried so hard when I lost it,
until the day when I found it again.
Happiness looked almost the same
yet a bit different
as it called my name.
It warned me never to keep it,
that if I wanted it back,
I have to let it go.
I was tempted to capture it again,
but then I remembered my drawer
and so I watched
as happiness flew.
I thought I’ve lost it for good,
but it came back from day to day,
always the same, yet always different
ever old but ever new.
I wasn’t afraid anymore,
and I knew I would never lose it again
because since I let it go,
happiness returned and became my friend.
By the river on its bank, on this side and on that side, will grow every tree for food, whose leaf won’t wither, neither will its fruit fail. It will produce new fruit every month, because its waters issue out of the sanctuary. Its fruit will be for food, and its leaf for healing. – Ezekiel 47, WEBBE
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