Search for joy everywhere,
Search for joy every day.
When you think that there is none,
And your time for joy is done,
And you can’t even find a reason now to stay.
Relax yourself and close your eyes,
Take a deep breath and chill.
Let it all out, yes, everything
And make yourself calm and still.
Now imagine all those things you love,
Flowers, fields and trees.
Birds chirping merrily,
Washing drying in the breeze.
The sun on your face and ice cream,
Whichever flavour you choose.
The sound of the waves and laughter,
Playing with surfboards and beach canoes.
The excitement felt at Christmas,
Meeting up with family and friends.
Watching classic movies with mince pies,
Anything your Netflix recommends.
All these things are out there,
And many many more.
But joy plays with you and sometimes hides
In places you don’t look anymore.
But when you finally see it,
And it overwhelms despair,
You’re going to begin to live again,
You’re not going anywhere.
Joy is always there.