It’s in the gleaming sunrise of a new day,
Which most of us never even wake up to see.
It’s in the words of a newfound friend,
With the powers to brighten your day instantly,
It’s in the abundant laughter of your family,
And in every smile that genuinely glows,
It pours out of each friendly wave,
And sprouts with the dew-covered plants that innocently grow.
Happiness is what I speak of,
With the ability to shine through even the thickest of rain clouds,
More brilliantly illuminated than any star,
Providing voices with a merry sound.
I believe that happiness has been in everyone’s life,
But at those times when it seems as if its light has dimmed,
We can wake up and watch the sunrise,
And discover that we have only forgotten.