"Happiness showed up today,
a silver throated
with the sweetest song
I ever heard
it flashed across the sky"
"the only moment we can hold is this one going by..."
These are parts of a song called Happiness by a singer song writer called Beth Nielsen Chapman (she has written songs for Bette Milder, Niel Diamond, Elton John ).
I heard this song on BBC Radio 4 woman's hour during an interview. She wrote this song while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, on a day she was feeling especially blue, the day all her hair fell out. She said she was thinking about what happiness would look like if it walked through the door.
Its amazing how much in life we take for granted.
note: she survived the breast cancer and is happily writing songs and living life to the fullest now ten years on.