Reading with heart or
Reading in the kitchen
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
I have been interested in studying happiness sinceI learned about Louise Hay years ago. There is a
constant push against happiness in society, as though
trying to be happy is a mistake, or something dreamed
up by advertisers. Nope. Take a look. No push for
obsolete climate harming fuel, no huge SUVS, not even
toothpaste, or laundry detergent. Happiness is
absolutely free. You choose to have it, and it chooses
you. Even people in desperate situations, in war, in
prisoner of war camps have made that decision, and
If those brave people can do it, so can we. And
as for love -- the theme of this month. Love
definitely makes the world go 'round. It is
the most fulfilling feeling. And you don't need
a special other person to share love. You just
need to be a loving being, and voila --there it is.
Love knocking on your door, asking to what? Oh
no! -- make you happy.
So come on make some Valentine's hearts, make
some plans to treat the ones you love, call a friend,
call your family. And a miraculous thing will happen.
Even if you are the worst skeptic, a doom and gloomer,
you will feel happy. Walk with a happier step, smile
at the people in the grocery store line. Improve the
planet's chances. I thank you in advance.
Have a being loving and happy day.