Spoiler Alert: We are going to get through this and we will be wiser, more compassionate and more contented with what we have…and yes…happier than ever…(after.)
There is a deep satisfaction in making do with what one has…when things are good and life is lived in abundance…we humans have a tendency to waste more and want more. (The opposite of the famous 18th century proverbial words of wisdom that read: “Waste not, want not.”) It simply means to be a good steward with all resources on earth, including personal ones. Then you never have to worry about not having enough in the future.
* I find myself using less sheets of toilet paper these days as I watch my diminishing rolls like a hawk. 🙂
We all grew up with Disney and all the fairy tales that ended with “And they lived happily ever after.” It wasn’t until we had left childhood behind and experienced several bouts of heart breaks and broken relationships that the fairy tale life lessons became ambiguous at best and disappointing at worst.
In reflection… as a typical human on earth…I now realize that relationships are only “happily ever after” when individual goals and dreams are shared and supported by the other. We should never sacrifice or lose ourselves in a relationship.
I found a notable quote in an old English high school journal of mine from years ago that read: “Never lose sight of who you are and who you hope to be.”
I realize now that this is a sacred contract between us and our Creator…we only go through life once…so we have to discover our passion …our way to give back to others…during this once-in-a lifetime excursion!
God does, however, send us ‘second chance’ people who help guide us on the right path if we listen. In turn…we need to return the favor of being a “second chance receiver” to a “second chance giver” for someone else. We are all in this journey together and we all deserve “second chances” to find ourselves.
…And when the pilgrimage grows dark and difficult, in times such as these, we all must step up to pull or push fellow travelers in the right direction within community support and compassion.
We have achieved “happiness ever after” when we realize we are exactly where we had once hoped to be…living “Happily ever after” by simply “being.” “Being” is happiness if we are living life to the fullest…for ourselves and others around us.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
A special thank you to Mollie for surprising me with a package full of Beauty Counter hand cleansers and deep hand skin lotions…It arrived just in the nick of time.
My poor hands were starting to look rough and red from all the soap washing…it might be good for the virus but it is tough on the hands. I can already tell a huge difference! Thank you so much Mollie for thinking of me!
Happiness in the garden:
Let is all say a prayer each night for our global front-line heroes and heroines!!!! They do have the weight of the world on them right now!