The Key to Happiness

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The Key to Happiness

The Key to Happiness

Perhaps you seek
and you’ve
heard
every
tip

but when the
platitudes come
laden round the table

and Tradition 
poses the annual 
Question–

What do YOU
have to be thankful
for?

You draw a blank.

Now don’t balk!
of course there
are the standards/
you will manage to
check every box

Coming up empty?

What if instead
you were to give
as a gift
Right now!
STOP

and acknowledge
yourself
just as you are
in this given moment,

until you feel with
all of your
heartfelt the
beauty
unique.

Look!
here comes another!
New opportunity
for you to make of it
what you will — Surprise!
There is always more time
in this constant state
known as 
the rest of your life–

and since you can have
as much as you like,

dig into that 
platitude 
when it comes your way,

the key is in there…

somewhere.