It seems like a complicated mathematical equation,
adding and subtracting all the reasons why
you aren’t happy.
Too much of this,
too little of that.
Maybe in time you’ll get it
like it’s a prize only patience can win.
Or maybe if you work hard enough at it,
apply the SMART rules,
you’ll finally achieve what’s been your new year resolution for the past 10 years;
tick it off your bucket list.
Maybe you’ll discover it
in a rainforest, on a mountain top or while walking across the Sahara desert
and you can draw a map for your friends.
Don’t you laugh at yourself then
when you find yourself standing in the sunshine
smiling at nothing in particular but with gratitude for everything specifically
and you see how you’ve been setting yourself up.
Nothing needs to be done.
No solutions are needed.
You are what you were searching for.
Doesn’t it feel good?