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If You're Always



If you're always happy
You may be simply unaware
That tragedies in this world
Cause torment and despair
If you're always grieving
You may be dwelling in the past
By-passing experience
The "here and now" can cast
If you're always anxious
You may be thinking far ahead
Anticipating failure
The future faced with dread
If you're always angry
You may be missing much that's good
Upset by other's foibles
Not yielding when you could
If you're always discontent
You may be feeling less the mate
To the blessings of your life
The wealth of health can sate
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