Happiness is a Choice

May 15, 2008
By Eliana Sohn, Elizabeth, NJ

Happiness is a choice.
Life brings about many obstacles and hardships.
Sometimes we find ourselves hurt.
Sometimes we find ourselves shattered and broken,
Enveloped in the crux of despair.
There seems to be no way out.
The sadness is too strong, too gripping.
The world keeps on spinning as we find ourselves fading into the realm of forgotten memories.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Life doesn’t have to be one disappointment after another.
Happiness is a choice.
It is only in the darkest of times that the strength of the soul begins to shine.
And it is then and only then that the beautiful gift of life is so apparent,
So vivid,
And so worth the risk.

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This article has 3 comments.

dojotora said...
on Aug. 5 2008 at 11:24 pm
OMG!!! nicely done Elle, so proud of you, u got published!

River100 said...
on Aug. 5 2008 at 1:23 pm
This poem is very beautiful.


Mommy said...
on Aug. 5 2008 at 2:49 am
Wow....How did you learn this lesson of life?


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