21. Poetry and Life

All the sounds of the earth are like music,

All the sounds of the earth are like music,

The breeze is so busy it don’t miss a tree,

And an ol’ Weepin’ Willer is laughin’ at me.


Oh what a beautiful morning

Oh what a beautiful day

I’ve got a wonderful feeing.

Everything’s going my way.


Oh What a Beautiful Morning, from the musical, Oklahoma



How and when do such rich thoughts enter your life, friend? Do you ever feel like “everything’s going your way?” Why, it’s what we’re all looking for, isn’t it – to feel good and satisfied? But many would argue that searching for such happiness is just a waste of time and that its source dried up many years ago – before life grew so complicated and serious. “Just look at the world,” they say. “Look at the poverty, the crime, and the ever-present threat of terrorism. Fear is all that we should feel.”


But in my opinion, this is all the more reason to commit to the quest for happiness. It would seem to me that something as rare would be a treasure worth the effort.


Day 21 Guide


Don’t give up. Sure, things might be more difficult these days. But God’s hand is omnipresent. Try your best to silence the noise of a frantic world and find the peace that would put a smile back on your face.


© 2006, Levi Hill


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