Life’s Mysteries

Life’s mysteries keep us all so anxious to see what tomorrow holds; to see where our individual tangled paths may take us. Within the brightness of day and through the shadows of night, we journey unaware of the surprises that life will bring forth. There is a sort of magic to it all, for darkness may brighten with the flip of a switch. Just as the brightness may dim. As human beings, we are always too eager to know when and where the next light switch may be so that we can prepare ourselves, but there is no way of knowing. Unless we make peace with this fact, we will always try unlock all of life’s mysteries. We will do so out of fear and out of uncertainty of what may come to be. Yet, while trying to uncover what is to be, we do not stop to realize the power we already posses to venture within and discover the beauty that already exists in the now. Though it may seem to be so, being aware of what may come is not as enriching as you would think because, when you know what the future holds, you are then unable...

Little Joys; Big Happiness

We must not overlook the small chances we have to smile. How many of us watch in awe the sight of a rainbow? I would say most of us wouldn’t even notice one in a clear sky, including me until very recently. I have a 10 year old brother that never fails to point out the little miracles of life. The little moments I wouldn’t have taken the time to appreciate otherwise. Some days he’d point out something as simple as a bird’s nest or a butterfly and we would sit there, observing, talking, laughing; and bonding over something that we could easily overlook while engrossed in our own busy lives. And very rarely, we would be blessed to be able to see an egg hatch or a mother feed her baby and we would just watch it awe at a demonstration of life’s little miracles. These are the moments that give depth and meaning in life; the moments that could easily slip right by if you weren’t aware of them. In the grand scheme of things, you don’t need to do something big to be happy… going to an exotic vacation or an amazing water park does not define...

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