Slice of Life: Happiness if Found Where We Stand 6 of 31

Here we go!  It's time for the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  This year I've decided to try to focus my writing around happiness.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.  

It's also  Poetry Friday!  Stop by as Robyn Campbell hosts today's parade of wondrous words.

Some search 
a lifetime,
for happiness.

We act
as if it hides,
it's always
right there
in a smile,
a cup of coffee,
an afternoon chat,
the song of the bird,
a sunset.

watches us,
walks beside us,
waiting for us 
to notice.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2015


  1. Happiness is there all along! Thanks for the reminder on this late Friday evening. Love your picture.

  2. Happiness, a positive state, is a great place to be, Cathy. Your poem and photo speak strongly of this state of being.

  3. Love the picture and your reflection. Sorry to be missing out on so many friend's posts. I needed this today.

  4. So true!!! It is all around us if we just take the time to appreciate it!!

  5. Gratitude and contentment are hand-in-hand, aren't they? Beautiful, Cathy.

  6. Soooo true! Gorgeous writing here! And a gorgeous photograph! Did you take this?

  7. What a gorgeous photo. I love taking photos like this. You caught that scene perfectly. Brava. Love the poem. Isn't it sad that some folks never understand that happiness is right there, and all they have to do is grasp it? I wish everyone could read your poem and see this photograph. Well done.

  8. Yes. This is what my OLW (notice) is teaching me!

  9. I love the image of happiness as a friend walking by your side just waiting for you to turn your head. Lovely!

  10. Mmm...It's always right there...


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