Just a Thought

by Belinda Munoz on December 16, 2010

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Its weight is often portrayed mythical
In conversation, proclaimed oh so lyrical
Pursuit of it, free-range yet fickle
Looking in the wrong places, futile
Living with it, for many, hypothetical
Others sigh, it’d take a miracle.
I’m thinking, maybe, just a thought
Perhaps we’re a bit too fanatical…

Maybe we oughta be less quizzical theoretical critical?

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Linking up with my pals G-Man of the fabled Friday Flash 55 and Melissa‘s Six Word Fridays.  This week’s prompt is HAPPINESS.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Moondustwriter December 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

But miracles do happen …

smiles for a wonderful 55

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2 Belinda Munoz December 17, 2010 at 12:23 am

Yes, yes, they do. Love that you think so, too.

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3 magiceye December 17, 2010 at 12:40 am

indeed!!
lovely 55

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4 Hootin' Anni December 17, 2010 at 3:16 am

If you work too hard finding happiness, it’ll not come…just let the day flow and you’ll find it without working…happiness is a state of mind. Love this poem. Great job.

My Flash 55 is posted Scroll down below my show n tell for Friday to find it.

Have a great weekend.

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5 ayala December 17, 2010 at 4:02 am

I love this poem,Belinda! There is a lot of talk about happiness these days……..

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6 Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce December 17, 2010 at 4:27 am

Very thought provoking as usual! I’ve read many articles about how we approach happiness like a goal to be achieved. I agree with you that being less judgmental and more appreciative sure brings more warm feelings than anything else.

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7 Juliana December 17, 2010 at 4:38 am

Very nice. Love the lyricism of this poem. I think we’re often also critical of happiness when we have a pre-defined notion of what it should be, rather than looking around us and accepting the joy in our own circumstances. Thanks for these thoughts!

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8 lime December 17, 2010 at 7:10 am

well said. terrific advice in a lovely 55.

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9 Alice Audrey December 17, 2010 at 7:36 am

Not to mention it’s a lot easier to be happy when you aren’t so busy pursuing it.

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10 Myrna December 17, 2010 at 8:34 am

Belinda, this is lovely. It’s wonderful to entertain happiness.

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11 Monkey Man December 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

We receive what we seek. If it is happiness, then we will be happy. Very thoughtful 55. Love it.

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12 Mel Gallant December 17, 2010 at 8:53 am

I’m with Monkey Man: “we receive what we seek.” Well said. We should all seek happiness then! 🙂

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13 Brook December 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

I agree that if you seek happiness you’ll probably find it, depending on what you define as happiness. If we “lower” our standards to more simple things, then happiness is laying around everywhere just waiting to be picked up.

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14 Cathy December 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

Belinda you are so creative. I love your poetry – whether it’s 55 words or six words or whatever.

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15 Eric Alder December 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

Sometimes we can miss the forest for the trees. Nice 55, Belinda!

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16 G-Man December 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Ya gotta believe it’s REAL…
Loved your 55 Belinda..
I’m hoping that you have found it.
I’m still looking.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

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17 Caroline December 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Belinda, I love your offering this week. Oh so true, perhaps we are a bit too critical of happiness. Perhaps it is only in the simple not the grand.

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18 Melissa December 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Happiness is how you judge it.

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19 brian December 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

i think being less critical may lead us there…or maybe just more grateful for what we have…nice 55.

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20 Katie December 18, 2010 at 7:34 am

“free-range yet fickle” – we pursue it like it’s a thing or a state of being we’ll eventually find and settle into, but we’re human, we’ll always meander in and out of happiness, but it’s not a goal or pot of gold, it’s one feeling of myriad.

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21 Claudia December 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm

yes – think we oughta be less critical…. wise words belinda…wise words..

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22 Rudri December 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I like how you describe happiness as a hypothetical for some. Real nice 55 word poem Belinda.

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23 Sara Healy December 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Belinda,

What a great 55:~) I loved reading this and I thought the ending was great. A perfect pick me up for a day when the line, “maybe we oughta be less critical’ fits me to a tee:~)

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24 Tess The Bold Life December 20, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Oh yes, criticism destroys happiness…mine and another’s. Happy Holidays Belinda!

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25 rob white December 21, 2010 at 7:31 am

Yes indeed, “Happy” is a slippery word. Well put, Belinda

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26 KB December 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm

We all find our happiness in different ways.

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27 Lauren December 24, 2010 at 8:35 am

Dear Belinda,

I LOVE it. Your poetry is music to the ears! HAPPINESS itself!

Happy holidays to you and your family.

Love,
Lauren

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28 Tony Single December 29, 2010 at 3:24 am

Trouble is, happiness always seems to happen whenever my back is turned. I need to start learning to face in the right direction! :p

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