“I urge you to please notice when you are happy.” – Kurt Vonnegut
I was having (as you know) a sad day. (The point was to simply “be with it” and acknowledge the sadness. I have heard feelings to be likened to clouds – they come, then they go again. In the meantime, they just are.)
Anyway, this generous gift turned my day right around – along with a few other serendipitous contacts with dear friends (such as M, who has been successfully weaning herself off anti-depressants since my webinar in January), and a few brilliant messages from people whose work I follow, such as this one, and this one.
And so, it came to pass, that Israel became happy once again.
And there was much rejoicing.
And Israel noticed this feeling, and felt that the simple act of noticing the joy and happiness was worth sharing. So he did share it, along with fish sandwiches. And much gratitude to the people involved, who helped him become happy again.
And there ends the lesson.
With love, and a bible-quoting nod to my 13 years of (sadly pointless*) Catholic education,
* Not because I am un-educated, but because am un-Catholic.