Don’t Let Your Happiness Be a Gamble

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

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My finger landed on an advertisement in a magazine with an offer to win cash towards a spa treatment. This is what it inspired.


Have they offered you the world?
To stand a chance to win
Such a miniscule possibility
But you’ll still try for the goal
To obtain the hit of dopamine
The happy drug the body makes
Seconds of joy at the game
Before they rob you blind
They’re in it for themselves
Never doubt that fact
So take this warning and heed it
Become your own happiness factory
Find the true triggers to your joy
And fill your life with these things
Creativity, sport activity, friends
Love and laughter in abundance
Will steer you clear
Of the one hit momentary wonders
That leave you bereft and empty
In the very end
Make lasting joy in the fabric of your life
And spread it around
That others may learn
How to make their own

Debbie Gravett © 2021.11.06

SoCS: Close eyes and point
Image by Paul Stachowiak from Pixabay

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