Pick Joy Instead

There once was a boy who had no joy
for he lived a serious life

He wanted to play and laugh all the way
but was bogged down
with gloom and strife

Along came joy and said to the boy
“Hey boy, pick me instead!”

He said I can’t
there’s a frown on my face
and joy said “Stand on your head.”

For we find that joy’s a decision
we choose to smile or frown

So whenever you find
a frown on your face

Go ahead, turn it upside down.
                                                           Dawn Billings