Remember the Sweet Things

Remember the Sweet Things

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.  ~Author Unknown

 orange

This is a repeat of an old post but one I think is really special ~ Rev Kane

First I have to thank a friend, Krissy for providing the link I’m going to share with you today.  The link below is to a site that offers an audio recording from a story teller about riding the bus one day.  On that day, on that bus, he encounters an old Jewish man who produces for him an orange and asks him what he thinks of it.  The younger man doesn’t think much of the orange, it’s an orange.  The old man goes on to explain what an orange is and can be, the clip is a six minute listen and if I may be so bold will be the six most intense and thought provoking moments of your day, give it a listen:

The Orange

Hey you, yes you, the person who just skipped over the link because you don’t really have six whole minutes to spend on listening to a story about an orange, shut your office door, turn off the TV, or whatever can distract you and listen, six most intense, thought provoking and beautiful minutes of your day.

Remember the sweet things, the things that taste sweet, that look sweet, the sweet moments of your day, your life and even more importantly provide a sweet thing or moment for someone else.  Maybe it’s a friend or a relative’s birthday.  Well take a minute and don’t just leave happy birthday on their phone, let it all hang out, sing happy birthday with all of your might, out of tune and ridiculously and give them a really sweet happy birthday.  Even just a hug today, unexpectedly and out of the blue for someone can be the sweetest thing, you never know what the person next to you is going through and that hug can be a sweet thing for them to remember and can make them have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Proust

 

OTHER POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY!

On Being Present in Your Life

Happiness is Being Grateful

Slow Down

How Travel Makes You Happier

Fear is Killing Your Happiness

Our Best Happiness Posts of 2015

My favorite Appalachian Trail Photos of 2015

Why I’m Happy Right Now!

About revmichaelkane

Michael Kane is an educator, change agent, adventurer and general sampler of life.
This entry was posted in personal happiness and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to Remember the Sweet Things

  1. Pingback: Happiness Resources – 9/25/13 | The Ministry of Happiness

  2. Pingback: Milestones of Happiness: 500th Post | The Ministry of Happiness

  3. Pingback: Deng Ming-Dao on Uselessness | The Ministry of Happiness

  4. Pingback: Love and Happiness | The Ministry of Happiness

  5. Pingback: Fear is Killing Your Happiness | The Ministry of Happiness

  6. Pingback: Happiness Resources: Our Happiness Grab Bag | The Ministry of Happiness

  7. Pingback: Happiness Resources: The Pursuit of Happiness | The Ministry of Happiness

  8. Pingback: The Art of Smiling and Being Positive | The Ministry of Happiness

  9. Pingback: Happiness & Becoming Who You Are: My 1000th Post! | The Ministry of Happiness

  10. Pingback: 3 Steps to Happiness | The Ministry of Happiness

  11. Pingback: A Happy Transformation | The Ministry of Happiness

  12. Pingback: Happiness is a really good story | The Ministry of Happiness

  13. Pingback: Don’t Be Afraid to be Happy | The Ministry of Happiness

  14. Pingback: Children and Happiness | The Ministry of Happiness

  15. Pingback: Happiness & The Basics | The Ministry of Happiness

  16. Pingback: Happiness, Kindness & Surprise | The Ministry of Happiness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s