Sunday, December 11, 2016

Love, Hate and Happiness

A beautiful Sunday morning run and back to my Sunday musings. I love to listen to books while a run and have recently started a new book by an author that I have read plenty of times before, she is a great author and between her writing and the reader the characters of this book have been portrayed amazingly well. So much so that I have found my whole body reacts viscerally to a character that is a white supremacist. 

As I ran today I found myself pondering about hate, love and happiness.In today's world there are plenty of examples of love and hate. The actions that these emotions can evoke have irrevocable consequences to many.

We turn on the news and see another shooting, a profound example of hate. You see the tears shed by on lookers, you may even feel that sadness within your own heart. I know I have felt it. We don't even have to turn on the news to find examples of hate, listen to the hurtful words spoken among our young with no thought of their effect, or maybe you even need to just listen to your own words.

Thankfully there are also plenty of examples of love. The uniting of two people through love can have everlasting consequences.  During this time of year donations are abundant. We had our kids participate with an Angel Tree this year, the 4 year old had a very hard time not taking the Paw Patrol toy he picked out home, but he did it without any tears. Love can be heard through kind words and soft actions.

Which brings me to happiness, a feeling that tends to be so elusive for some and so rampant for others. Those that have a happy heart also have a heart full of love, the anger and hatred pushed aside. 

The only response I have when asked about why one is happy or sad or angry...You find what you are looking for.  If you want to feel happiness look for love, if you truly look for it in your life and around you I promise you, you will find it.

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