21 Days: Hidden Talents

Twenty one days is all it takes
To live a better way,
And learn to breathe and meditate,
And laugh and love and play.
As Sally takes us day by day,
Inspiring us to try,
An exercise to calm our minds,
As clear as summer sky.
Gratitude diaries, positive thoughts,
What makes us come alive,
Being present, in the now,
Already it’s day five.
Never comparing, ones own self,
Learning to feel great,
Choosing how happy you want to feel,
Is the tasking of day eight.
On we press, each day a task,
Self compassionate to the end,
A letter to important ones,
Be they family, spouse or friend.
Happy songs which make us smile,
And make us want to move,
To lift our mood and motivate,
And help us to improve.
Happyness Heroes blog their way,
As along their paths they walk,
Encouraging you to share your views,
And engaging us to talk.
Marta helps us meditate,
To clear our cluttered mind,
Self discovery through guided paths,
Who knows what you might find.
So into week three and days to go,
The end may be in sight,
But the end is just the beginning here,
On the path of inner light.
By |2017-01-13T13:48:23+00:00April 28th, 2016|8 Comments

About the Author:

“Hi, my name’s Matt and I am absolutely over the moon to be a Happynesshub Hero. As a member of the emergency services, working long shifts and fitting family life in around other demands can be challenging. I’ve also lived with a condition called Dysthymia for the past 20 years, which is a form of chronic depression. I’m also Buddhist. What does this mean for me? It means that I am more determined to surround myself with positivity, mindfulness and effective relaxation techniques. This is where the Happynesshub is perfect for me. I hope that by sharing my experiences of the 21 day programme with you, you too can benefit in some unique and meaningful way.”


  1. TimD April 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Loving the lyrics Matt. Great how you have managed to capture the whole of the 21 Days package in a poem. Any chance of seeing a vLog with an exclusive performance??

  2. Sally April 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Matt your poem is so so lovely. How wonderful and what fabulous words. We need to make this the official 21 Days poem ! Wow, thank you for that contribution! Very special… with Tim’s thought: full performance??! xx

  3. Matt Curtis April 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Aww, you’re very welcome. I’d be honoured for you to use it as you wish and of course I’ll Vlog a reading for you. Namasté one and all xx

  4. Karen April 29, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    I agree with Sally and Tim – great way to sum up 21 days of happiness. What a skill!

    • Matt Curtis April 29, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Karen. I used to write a lot but just stopped……. Maybe time to start again. x

  5. Harry Green April 30, 2016 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Wow, that’s absolutely amazing Matt. It’s ..4 o’clock in the morning, and I am up to my old tricks of disturbance during the night. Taking some of my medication with freshly squeezed orange juice looking at happiness blog, cheers me up, especially, reading your poem Matt. And all. Hope you keep cheery, and we will also be looking forward to that planned BBQ. to,have the opportunity to meet up.

    Best wishes,

    Harry ( the violinist )

  6. Kam May 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Matt this is amazing. Love it. You captured the spirit of the 21 days in a precise way! 🙂

  7. Matt Curtis May 2, 2016 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Aww thanks Harry, thanks Kam I’m glad you enjoyed and related to it. Can’t wait to meet you all in the summer. Be great to keep in touch x

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