HAPPY! I asked myself, why HAPPY? Why would I build a business around happiness?
Well interestingly enough, it came to me. While I was making grandiose plans, the universe was conspiring with my friends to step in with some sound creative website advise. Little did I know that the idea’s inspired through them would plant a seed in me that grew like wild fire. An amazing moment of truth. All I could think was WOW! How I longed for more happiness. I would flip through channels looking for something uplifting to watch perhaps or riffled though the radio stations in my truck searching for a song that lifts me up with no Luck at all. Like, nothing! I realized just how much we all long for something happy to lift our spirits in a world filled with doom and gloom all around us. Why couldn’t I find something that filled my cup just like sunday afternoons walt disney movies and good old loony toons from that time when life’s great worries were as simple as bath time and bed time. Why are there not more songs like “Happy" from Pharrell Williams or more color, flowers and jokes, all through the winter. So here it is…more HAPPY.
I recall, it’s so easy to fall into the trance of daily survival, just making your way through each day, following the drone of duty and requirement, not only to find your self dissolved into everyone and everything else, but to feel lost and a wee bit meaningless everyday. But alas, "what LIGHT through yonder window breaks”. Snap out of this catatonia, I say to myself! Here and now, your life is happening. Your heart beats, even without you telling it to. Your lungs fill with air, oxygenating your whole body. Your hair and your nails grow without cause. Life is happening within you though you don’t know how or why. Miracles happen under your skin all day long everyday our entire lives, with no effort-ing on your part at all. In fact, it is when we are not paying attention at all that most miracles happy, I mean happen.
I love the analogy of a frantic child’s cry. Just picture a child after a heartfelt, free spirited, laughing run, follow up by a speed wobble, out of control plummet, to the cement face first. Comes the dead silent moment of truth… and you ask yourself maybe, just maybe she won’t, maybe just maybe she didn’t. Uhhhhhhh… And the screaming begins. Yup she did! The cries echo for miles around and the world stops in it’s tracks!!! Mom swoops in vigilantly to quickly and super naturally remedy this great atrocity. The child smothered with endless smoopy woopy kisses, tight grip hugs, and lovey doves, all over the possible wounds that will surely surface at any moment. Child cries like there could never ever be anything that hurt as much as that and Mom promptly spreads her mom medicine all over her child one more time just to be certain no parts were left out.
And miraculously, that child’s cries start to dwindle. Then comes the great big, fold your face inside out yawn, that forces it’s way through the wee little mouth that unassuming lioness child. Peace comes over the child’s contented bitty face and eye’s begin the slow and droopy decent to drift off to sleep in the sweet surrender of Momma’s lovin’ arms. So happy once again.
Ask your self when was the last time you belly laughed out of control. When was the last time you smiled until it hurt my face? When was the last time your heart opened up so wide you felt like you could fly? Well I’m here to tell you that that super hero lies deeply with in all of us. That like the child joyfully sleeping in her Mom’s arms only moments after disaster struck, we too have this place inside us where peace and joy lives. We ought to confer with the proverbial 3 year old prior to all lives great challenges. Maybe then we might know contentment and surrender.
You see, the brilliance of a child is their innate ability to let sh*t go. A child accurately and acutely experiences life in the moment. They don’t apologize for crying or hold back their tears for fear that it will make them appear weak. Just as they don’t hold back their blissful joy and vocal chords of magnificent expression to make others feel more comfortable. A child feels fully and moves with the tides of emotion as though it were just a carnival ride, some makes you laugh and some makes you puke! But more importantly, where is the cotton candy and the big teddy bear game? Point is, they move through life like it’s all just a great bedtime story, attaching to nothing but the stories words they hang on. Comes that notorious yawn again! Yet again time to lay to rest the days adventures and drift off into dreamland where they can do it all again but with super powers.
Oh how I long for the innocence and spiritedness of the child within, who lives right now and feels so deeply all that life offers. I pine for the fearlessness, the imagination, and the limitlessness that is a child’s birthright. And so it is my hope to bring in a new era of happiness, joy, and the chance to surrender to the stillness of our hearts. So too, that all the kindred spirits who cross my path in hopes of letting go of the heavy weights they had carried and all the stuff that stifled their dreams, may now take flight.
Bon voyage, the time is now. HERE AND NOW! Make miracles happen. Make dreams come true. Make the life you always wanted for yourself happen right now. Let yourself dream and dream BIG. Let yourself sway with the wind in the imagination of a child. That's where happiness lives. Let yourself be free to feel any way you wish in any moment. Be yourself always and honor the child inside you. This moment will never come again, so just let yourself BE HAPPY NOW for no reason at all.
Lets start a MOVEMENT… THE HAPPINESS MOVEMENT