Happiness

Happiness

is not the absence

of challenge or pain,

but often,

it is in the facing of our challenges

that we learn more about ourselves.

In our path to healing

we find a deeper appreciation

for living each day,

fully accepting

all parts of ourselves

with gratitude

and offering that to others.

Great people

first heal themselves

and then, the joy is in,

passing it along

to guide others.