Life is for Living
I give to you freely my friendship,
I give to you freely my love.
I open my heart in kinship;
To soar to the heavens above.
While looking for the answer to life
I found I didn't know the question.
Looking around, I saw strife
while happiness became mere suggestion.
It's easy to give up hope,
it's easy to find the gloom.
You can whisper, sigh and mope,
or call out messages of doom.
Find the strength to see the light
that marks the silver lining.
Always morning comes after night,
and the brightest star is shining.
So no more will I ask;
I accept this life to live.
I know my golden task
is happiness to give.
To everyone I see or meet,
I'll offer a smile and wave.
For all passersby in the street
a song and dance I'll save.
Look around to see the joke,
and know you'll have to laugh.
Find the jest, or fun to poke,
because you're fortunate by half.
Deny depression and frowns!
Someone will always have it worse;
everyone has their ups and downs,
let happiness be YOUR curse!
Whether the skies ar