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  An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness
by William S. Cottringer
Saturday, December 06, 2008
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A Poem that captures the happiness pursuit we all have.


 

An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness
By Bill Cottringer
 
We all have a common aim—
Less sadness, more happiness;
But that’s the end of common.
So, what is not so common?
The unique purpose we find,
The different paths we take,
The separate views we have;
All that we think we know,
All we believe & expect,
And all the results we get.
What exactly is happiness?
Power, influence and fame;
Health, wealth and wisdom,
Peace from mind turmoil,
Gentle softening of heart;
More smiles than frowns,
Solving hard problems,
Resolving sticky conflicts,
Using creativity to move;
Getting some recognition,
Being treated with respect,
Shown some appreciation;
Understanding why and how;
Moments of good conversation,
Sharing secrets & suspicions;
Seeing what matters most,
Being with family & friends,
Loving and being loved,
Making a real difference;
Feeling good more than not,
By how many people I help;
Maybe just about anything,
Or maybe even everything,
Fore sure always growing;
What is my main purpose?
Getting all these things,
By giving them to others,
As an uncommon way,
Of just being thankful.



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Reviewed by William Cottringer 12/25/2008
Thanks all...Watch for my first book of poetry after 7 self-deveoplment books--Life's Lessons Summarized, Publish America. Bill C.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 12/6/2008
Very profound, and tells about all aspects of life. Great philosophical poem.

Mary
Reviewed by Jennifer Christian 12/6/2008
What a wonderful list you have made. Enjoyed reading it.
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 12/6/2008
Perfect, the way you turned this one around:

"By giving them to others,
As an uncommon way,
Of just being thankful"

What more than this can we ever need? Perfect :-)

Ted
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/6/2008
William,this is a fantastic poem fill with wisedom that all of us should live by.Everyone wants to be happy in any way possible without being mean-spirited.Every single day of my life,I'm always happy and thankful of the gifts that I have.I really enjoy this poem,take care

Edwin

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Do What Matters Most

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