World Poetry Day

Yesterday was the spring equinox – we are officially now in springtime!

It was also International Day of Happiness

And today is World Poetry Day

So I thought for this week’s Mental Sunshine I would share a short poem to brighten your day:

And to help embed the habit of happiness

Happy the Man by John Dryden

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

I like this poem because it fits with the idea that we have power over our own mood

Right here, right now.

Do you have a favourite poem based on happiness?

One that makes you smile and uplifts your mood?

If you do, I’d love to hear about it!