Monday, June 18, 2007
The other day I was an observer to someone else’s happiness and joy, the kind of emotion and passion in a moment that completely encompassed and extended itself to all around. As it reached out to touch me it brought warmth to my heart and a smile to my face, a “feel good” feeling that made the day go better.
I was at the bus station and I saw this guy waiting the arrival of his beloved. Two hours he waited with that expectant look in his eyes, the look of time coming to completion. The bus arrived and as she step off the bus their eyes met and pushing her way through the crowds in front of her the two locked in embrace. They held each other shaking and crying tears of joy with each other, kissing and touching each others faces. Their simplicity in connecting on every level was refreshing and touching; you couldn’t help but feel part of their joy.
I started thinking about moments like that where ripples of other people’s happiness provide me some. I am blessed to be alive and the more I looked for these ripples I see more of them. Why just be happy for the things we have or the things we enjoy, I want to be happy because other people are as well. I want the sunshine in their life to shine bright in mine, just as I hope that the sunshine in my life might brighten yours! So look for the ripples of others happiness and let them wash over you till you feel it also.