Finding True Happiness🦋

The thrill of the slide. The woosh of the wind in our face. Feeling our tummies quiver in a mix of fear, joy & anticipation. Keeping one ‘leg’ in defense mode- just in case.

Isn’t that what we all search for? Isn’t that our goal every single day- to feel some peace, some relief, some hope? A bit of excitement? We can find a little here and there with a yummy treat or a funny joke or the feeling of a hot tin slide on our behinds. Maybe this is all it’s about?

Today was a cold, blistery day as I met my daughter at the football field for my grandson’s 7 on 7 football games. Watching the vigor of children as they pursue their goal of “winning” was thought- provoking for me. I watch my grandsons play with “purpose.” I watch my little granddaughter as she fervently moves her little legs to keep up with the big kids.

She’s so vigilant in her goals. Rush here, rush there. Open the gate, close the gate. Run to the slide. Come back to mommies lap. Eat a cheddar cracker. Her happiness is found moment to moment with the foundation of safety to push her through the fears of a very tall & confusing world.

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True happiness is hidden in freedom of mind

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True happiness is hidden in freedom of mind. We may look independent, but our mind is tied in many bonds. Sometimes we run towards social media for happiness and sometimes towards relatives. But, this happiness does not last. We all want to be happy, but real happiness comes only when we are spending time leisurely, we take small decisions in life and we are not under any kind of pressure, our mental Do not depend on anyone else for peace. But we connect our happiness with such things, which we do not insist on. Therefore, when difficulties arise, patience begins to be answered. Liberate yourself from mental slavery. No one else but ourselves can liberate our mind.

May we all find our freedom from mental slavery. May we discover & experience our own swoosh of a hot tin slide. May we taste the dry cheesy cracker as it meets our tongues in its own anticipation of being needed. May we find what keeps us at arms length from a true glimpse into the beauty of a moment. May we dare avert the gaze of sadness & disappointment & banish it away to the file of “I respect your effort but I choose HAPPINESS today.”

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Samantha Waters

A unique perspective on the world from a small town girl turned big city nurse. Now a grandmother to 6 gregarious, resplendent boys and 5 endearing, magical girls, she strives the make the world a more understanding, pleasant place to experience this intense thing called life.

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