'T is so much joy!
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
― Anne Frank
What makes you happy? How can happiness be found? You may find some answers here! Addressing love, nature, and beauty, these passages provide a variety of reflections on happiness, its absence, and its pursuit.
Maurice is visited by the little New Year and his cart of gifts. He shows Maurice the wonders of giving to others and the happiness that it brings.
from The Sonnets
How can I then return in happy plight
from Lyrics of Lowly Life
"A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in,"
"Step me now a bridal measure,"
from Romeo and Juliet
Friar Lawrence counsels Romeo as they await Juliet's arrival.
How happy is the little stone
A child behaves all day and has good dreams.
A child enjoys playing on a swing.
by Lucy Larcom
A rhyme that serves to tell children to behave through the song of a bird.
"Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream!"
A poem/nursery rhyme about the rewards of good behavior.