Happiness

I have an idea that happiness allows one to express oneself

without fear.  It requires a lack of bullying.

It requires an effort, a tending,

A vigilance.

There is spontaneous happiness, of course:

waking to snow falling,

raindrops on roses, bright furry kittens.

Humor,

Kindness to oneself, others.

Love.

As verb or noun.

May this New Year be without fear.
And more love.