Happiness is not simply
‘when we’re together’.
It is not the sound of Your voice,
the brush of Your hand at my side.
Neither is it Your face,
smiling down at me, beaming.
You have helped me grow so that
happiness is far more than that.
Happiness is my leaping heart
when my eyes find a shooting star,
the song in my heart that trembles
on my lips, the heat of a roaring fire
on a freezing cold winter’s night.
Happiness is the embrace
of a dear friend,
the smile of a child,
the familiar comfort
of a much-loved story.
Happiness, to me, is
all these things and more
You taught me
to find joy in the world.