There is a state between happiness and sadness
That is a basic human emotion
It provides a relief from life's stresses
And stimulates a mode of deep reflection

To be happy all the time come what may
Is nothing other than a fallacy
So live your life as it unfolds each day
Be honest to yourself most sincerely

Face the good and bad with equanimity
Coping with the bad times may be tougher
Know that all things will pass eventually
And subsequently you will be stronger
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Posted: Feb 2019
About this poem:
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same”

(Extract from Rudyard Kipling's poem “If”)

equanimity - a calm state of mind and attitude to life
(Collins dictionary)

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godsprincessonline today!
Very good reflection and advice Socrates. As for me being a Susie Sunshine 24/7/365 would be very trying at the least! laugh And I'm sincere about that. No one can be that chipper all the time or grumpy/sad all the time. The state in between is more the norm. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy wave
Love this poem socrates44 thanks for posting it.
I can honestly say the difficult times in my life although hard at the time eventually led me on to great new beginning and enabled me to empathise with and support others.
Peace be with you teddybear
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Nice thoughts Socrates. My modem is taking one day at a time not worrying about what tomorrow brings me. SM
Very nicely penned Socrates,
A message worthwhile sharing...

The poem "If" by R.K. is one of my favourites.

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