Bluebird of Happiness

Snowy Bluebird – March 2018 – Mars, PA

Bluebird of Happiness.

The beggar man and the mighty king are only different in name,
For they are treated just the same by fate.
Today a smile and tomorrow a tear, we never know what’s in store.

So learn your lesson before it is too late.
So be like I, hold your head up high
’til you find the bluebird of happiness.

You will find greater peace of mind,
knowing there’s a bluebird of happiness.

And when he sings to you,
though you’re deep in blue,
You will see a ray of light creep through.

And so remember this,
life is no abyss.
Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness.

The poet with his pen, the peasant with his plow,
It makes no different who you are,
it’s all the same somehow.

The king upon his throne, the jester at his feet,
the artist, the actress,
the man on the street.

It’s a life of smiles and a life of tears.
It’s a life of hopes and a life of fears.

A blinding torrent of rain and a brilliant burst of sun,
A biting tearing pain and bubbling sparkling fun.

And no matter what you have, don’t envy those you meet.
It’s all the same, it’s in the game, the bitter and the sweet.

And if things don’t look so cheerful, just show a little fight.
Fore every bit of darkness, there’s a little bit of light.

For every bit of hatred, there’s a little bit of love.
Fore every cloudy morning, there’s a midnight moon above.

So don’t you forget,
you must search ’til you find
the bluebird.

You will find peace and contentment forever, if you will be like I.
Hold your head up high, ’til you see a ray of light appear.

And so remember this,
life is no abyss.
Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness*.

What a sight to find this beautiful blue bird on the back railing the other day.  A bright, beautiful spot amidst the blustery snow storm.  It made me think of the phrase, “The Bluebird of Happiness.”  A little googling led me to the song and the beautiful lyrics.  A lot of truth about life in this.

 

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

44 thoughts on “Bluebird of Happiness

  1. I love your photo of the bluebird, Jodi, and coincidentally I too posted a shot of one today. Whether it is snowing, as was for you, or sunny, as it was for me, bluebirds invariably bring a sense of happiness. I also really enjoyed the song and spoken words in the video that you shared–they add another dimension to the lyrics that you posted. Thanks.

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  2. I believe these are Thoreau’s words : “A Bluebird carries the sky on his back.” Your little fella is certainly flaunting his orange feathers too. Benjamin will love this sweet Orange Bluebird of Happiness tomorrow! Hearing the song is the perfect accompaniment to your lovely post. Thank-you!

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  3. Hi Jodi, I enjoyed reading the words to this poem – I like how the author says, “Hold your head up high ‘til you see the ray of light appear.” You sweet photo of the bluebird pairs well with this poem. 💙🌈💕

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  4. Benjamin loves your “Orange Bluebird”! I told him that it is your Orange Bluebird of Happiness. He thinks the bird is happy because “you give him seeds to eat.” I told him that the bird makes you happy too. “Because he is cute and eats the seeds, right Gem? I am happy too!” Thank-you x 2!! P.S. Benjamin wants to tell “My Jodi” that there is a ‘humongous snow coming when I am sleeping tonight!” That makes him very happy, Gem not so much.

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