Happiness Is…

Like you, I have met many
who do not make us smile.
They make you feel like life on earth
never was worthwhile.
As though the cosmic task had now
failed in its course,
or moved to another project
with less to give remorse.

So many seeking happiness,
yet know not where to look.
And if not found amid the world,
they settle for a book !

But who, amid such dismal throng,
give an ounce away,
of the thing which they are seeking
for themselves that day?

It is quite true that happiness
is not quite what life’s about.
But it is an essential quality
which is hard to be without.
But neither is it difficult
to create it by your will.
And to give, it costs you nothing!
And if you don’t, then who will?

But then again, once in a while,
a passing face will beam,
like the innocence of childhood,
the answer to a dream.
For man on earth to be divine
he does not become a god,
nor the power of creation,
nor waves a magic rod.

To be divine he simply lives
and emits the spark within.
The spark of joy eternal,
which came to earth with him.

But that of course is magic,
that you can make some folk smile,
by bringing forth within you,
to make this world worthwhile.
It is quite true that earthly forms
can give such thing away.
But how much more if conscious minds
did as much each day?

And surely, I would ask you
what a conscious mind can do
what a sunset, a tree or a simple smile
can ever come to do!

My Daily Source of Happiness

And here’s my daily source of happiness…

A child filled with so much life and hope…

He’s a charmer, a rascal, all rolled into one…

He’s my chum chums, my love and my joy…


  1. aaronivey.com · December 13, 2007

    i LOVE your blog title. thanks for the “melodramatic and creepy” comments on my photo… you rock… peace.

  2. sardonicnell · December 13, 2007

    hello aaron, thanks for your kind compliment. i had the most awesome time reading your entries. oh and your pix, they’re really amazing. it reminded me of the series, six feet under. don’t you think? hope you’re having a great time in peru. God bless 😀

  3. munchkinmommy · December 13, 2007

    nell, binawasan mo ba ang pics sa entry na ito? parang when I read it kasi last night sa bloglines e mas marami. hee hee! you unico hijo is sooo cute! pakurot! 😀 loved the poem…as always. 😀

  4. sardonicnell · December 13, 2007

    hi weng, binawasan ko nga yong pix. kasi etong sister nag react, sabi eh di raw cute si nicho don sa other pix. kaloka noh? eh medyo OC yong kapatid kong yon kaya sinakyan ko nalang ang gusto. heheheh! thanks for the kind compliment, i’m sure my chum chums would love you for saying that he’s CUTE. hehehehe! glad you also like the poem, thanks a lot hah. have a blessed day dear, mwaaah :mrgreen:

  5. Meeya · December 14, 2007

    hi nell, your hijo is soo cute! parang siyang yung tipo ng kid na unang kita mo pa lang gusto mo na kaagad yakapin ng mahigpit hehe. yes, our kids give us happiness kahit napaka-dismal ng buhay minsan. yung innocence nila is a constant reminder that the world is really just a simple place, and that it really is uncomplicated if we choose it to be. 🙂

  6. sardonicnell · December 14, 2007

    i am so with you, meeya. my dear nicho here reminds me that life is truly simple, that i’m the only one making it complex. hehehehe! and our kids smile and paglalambing, it melts all our worries and sadness away. dba? sige pag nadalaw kayo dito sa cali, yakapin at lapirutin nyo si nicho. he’ll really like that! hahahaha :mrgreen:

  7. bw · December 16, 2007

    So cute.. ! He’s so lucky to have a doting uncle like you bro 🙂

  8. sardonicnell · December 16, 2007

    thanks bw, i’m also lucky to have this wonderful boy in my life. he’s an inspiration to the family and he never fails to make us all smile 😉

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