The very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our life is toward happiness." The Dalai Lama
How did fruit become associated with happiness?!
Life is a peach, apple of my eye, bear fruit and multiply and then the author Sark reminds us to live juicy! When did happiness correlate with fruit? Yes, the search for sweetness ensues, yet we have to have some bitter, so we can enjoy the sweet.
So, we now know happy equates with fruit and gardening. Dig deep to unearth your roots and see what grows? Ok maybe...
but we do have to search and gather daisies, our thorns and roses?!
Maybe the chase is more kite driven. Remember your first attempt flying your homemade or store bought kite. The tangle of string, while your dad, mom, or big brother showed you how it is done. They cheered you on-because you have to do it yourself! We try, try, and try again to soar in the big blue sky. We stumble, get eaten by a tree, and rip, maybe we have a Ben Franklin moment and we get struck by lightening! Are you thinking dumb luck...nah, think again! The key Ben held was potential. The potential to try, to experiment, and to play-to exhaust yourself with your passion! The dizzy dance of search and wonder!
*a photo I took on Instagram
Gather daisies, thorns and roses
thread them on life's string
dizzy dance for blue
search the starlight
do you listen?
make a wish or
bitter pill swallows pride
don't let it
rain and rainbows
rain and rainbows
for your gift, your key:
birthright to hold bliss
to dig deep and
plant your gray matter
it will grow
time plays its own tune
you carry it with you always
© Ellen Wilson
Each day we have a chance to find our happy...
Go find yours! It is your birth right?!
They tell us this on the day we are born, Happy Birthday! Smile when you blow out your candles and go fly that kite!