happiness

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

she looks for happiness
and cannot find it anywhere

she sees a chance to serve
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

someone tells her to pray
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

she is asked to be a friend
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

her sister invites her to dinner
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

her neighbor invites her to church
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

she’s asked to help work for a cause
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

she is challenged to grow in her faith
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

she is offered the chance to give
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

the library is two blocks away
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

the shelter needs someone to help
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

her parents are lonely for a visitor
but she’s too busy looking for happiness

one night she sits up late
restless and growing more bitter by the moment
railing that life passes her by
she keeps looking for happiness

why can’t she find it anywhere?

little does she know
happiness is not a destination, but a byproduct
that she has spurned at every turn

 

~karen buchanan

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