choose happiness

Let’s say you’re walking along this winding path, and the path narrows to pass between two cliffs.

Blocking the path is a fairy/troll/genie/wizard, and he and/or she offers you passage.

But to pass you have to select one of two things to carry with you.

The first is a really large, heavy, ugly, dirty rock

"Stupid crap" includes all of the painful stuff that has happened to you that still makes you mad/sad/bitter/resentful and that you can't seem to let go of.

“Stupid crap” includes all of the painful stuff that has happened to you that still makes you mad/sad/bitter/resentful and that you can’t seem to let go of.

The other is a basket full of good things

You can't see it all but the basket contains champagne and chocolate and good books and sunshine and blue skies and happiness and love.

You can’t see it all but the basket contains champagne and chocolate and good books and sunshine and blue skies and happiness and love.

This seems like a stupid question, I mean, Chuh! but which one would you carry?

and which one were you carrying up until about two minutes ago when you realized how absolutely ridiculous it was?

You can’t hold on to all the crap, and happiness, at the same time.

You choose.

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5 thoughts on “choose happiness

  1. Ah yes, point taken. But the trouble is the rock of stupid crap isn’t just something we carry in our hands and can throw away in an instant of clear thinking; it’s enmeshed in every part of our self and untangling ourselves from it actually takes quite a lot of hard work . . . I think.

    • Well I never said it was going to be easy, but it seems, at least to a casual observer, that it’s easier, and perhaps wiser, to carry a basket of happiness than to carry a rock of crap.

      Just sayin’.

      • I agree completely. And it’s the mindset that goes along with the act of choice, even if it does take a while to fully implement the decision. If every day sees one more pebble discarded from the rock, that has to be a good thing.

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