When I think about the times, beautiful passages, I have been able to share with my parents. I remember outside dinners on the patio, with the sound of sprinklers jetting quietly and uniformly across the lawn. The trees stand tall, straight, gentle. I look up at them; they are my childhood trees. I played in them, I prayed to them, I thought they were a symbol of surety, peace, strength. And I look back at my parents as we eat dinner, sharing, discussing, laughing, and with sometimes silent spaces… and to the trees again. Still strong; so are we.
Your coworker is brusque and borderline rude.
Do you comment on what a downer it is?
Have compassion and see another side? Something else might be going on, not work related.
Your roommate doesn’t listen.
Do you get frustrated?
Look for the positives they give to your home?
Your new bouquet of flowers wilts early.
Are you upset at the grocery store?
Grateful they gave you joy for a few days, and press them into dried flowers?
Are you astounded by the driver who just cut you off, or grateful you are safe?
Upset you lost your cellphone, or grateful for the people helping you search for it?
Angry your friend forgot to invite you, or grateful when they do?
Miffed your pianist showed up late, or grateful they showed up?
Complaining that the rain wrecked your day, or refreshed by the clean earth?
Disappointed your client didn’t buy your new service, or grateful they are a client?
Annoyed you are low on gas, or grateful you have a car to drive?
Every day, it’s your choice.
NUMBER ONE THING TO BE HAPPY
“It is purity. You must be looking for good and glorifying good — in all that you do.”
-Grey T. Full
Click here to See Part I of NUMBER ONE THING TO BE HAPPY
Darren Saravis is the king of power plants: “We take in energy from the sun, and transform it into energy for light.”
Saravis has developed an elegant, 15-foot composition of solar panels, which provide energy for neighboring businesses. It also has a unique design aesthetic. It looks like it’s a powering flower, with buds (solar panels) that are just about to open.
We congratulate Darren on his efforts to serve the world and our growing electricity needs through a beautiful and helpful concept.
View Darren’s site, and pictures of his designs: http://www.solarflora.com/