Passing Happiness Around


     Today I saw another child who once again made me feel so contented and happy. She seemed to be chanting while walking along the shore barefooted in comfortable loose clothes with hair freely swaying with the wind.

     It was almost sunset and I was spending time at the surfing area with a good friend after visiting the wake of a high school batch mate's dad. As always stricken with grief at the news of someone traveling to the afterlife having experienced myself the pain of losing someone in this lifetime I was in a contemplative mood. I complained a lot about the sky not being royal blue this afternoon and my friend did not know whether to laugh at me or to scold me. I realized I was being unreasonable when my friend spotted this little girl who totally took my attention away from melancholy.













There she was with huge, determined strides chasing time. The atmosphere could have been surreal to her innocent mind. What with the sky turning gold from gray; the vastness of the sea with water running to and fro in undulating motion; the wind blowing kisses to everyone's cheeks; the rays of the sun kissing ground; the jingle of laughter and cheers stirring twilight into a harmony of lights and sounds. I watched her closely and chased her every move realizing that I wasn't actually running after just the figure of a little girl but after my very own dose of happiness for the day....














so I drew nearer, nearer and happier as I freely perceived joy in its purest form in the eyes of a child...she hopped, and jumped and crawled, tossed and turned until daylight was taken away by the sky.....

                                                                 
                                                                       
...and she watched with fascination at the enchanting ending of the day unperturbed as she was when I first saw her and I was left thinking...deeper than I did when I first arrived at the beach but this time in a jubilant mood having realized that "Life is indeed too short to spend on sullen thoughts," that if we only learn to truly appreciate God's gift of nature and to take really good care of it our kids, the next generation will have more than enough happiness to pass around.....




farm bench

from my humble world to yours
thank you for your precious time

view wondrous skies at
Skywatch Friday









                                                                         

24 comments

  1. your post reminds me that "the soul is healed by being with children." they give us hope...we should learn what life is all about from a child.

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  2. so sweet and realxing images!

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  3. very inspiring images Zen, kids enjoying life like that gives a lot of smiles, comfort and inspiration my way.

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  4. blessed and beautiful weekend, twinzy! keep inspiring us! love and miss yew! hugs and kisses to you and the kiddos and hi to papa orlicious. hehehe!

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  5. Happy weekend dear. As always,your photographs and words are beautiful. It is not really the gear, it is the eye...your photos are not just images, they tell a lot of stories.

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  6. Fun series of photos. The little one is a cutie. I hope have a great weekend!

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  7. Are you to weird to complain about the sky?

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  8. A delicious moment, beautiful picture.

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  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! I will be following you now.

    Beth

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  10. Isn't that beautiful when you're touched and inspired without looking or waiting for the moment?

    Beautiful photos, Zen, and Happy Mother's Day!

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  11. It's amazing that you could find magic in things that most of us would otherwise take for granted... You are truly an amazing soul...

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  12. Oh I enjoyed looking at that little girl had a great time... ohhhh the joy of childhood !

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  13. hey, your blogger comments is back now? yehey, so happy here! :) i actually prefer this commenting format :)

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  14. PS....how were you able to solve your problem and change to blogger format in commenting?

    anyway, thanks for sharing this happiness again Zen, through the eyes and heart of a child, indeed, we can savor the sweet sweet taste of happiness.

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  15. it's great to see images of a smiling child... it's just the feeling is soothing.. :)

    thanks for sharing such great captures... :)

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  16. beautiful post! love all your photos! thanks for sharing...it made me sentimental a bit. =)

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  17. inspiring one..I like all the photos whit the sunset...

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  18. Let us be like children, carefree, innocent, and very easy to please. Such kid exudes pure happiness, it's good that you learned a lot from that child just by looking. =)

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  19. amazing shots... the kid is enjoying her life.

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  20. Young wild & free. the world is still pretty place to live.

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  21. Its always fun to watch little kids go about in a careless manner. You have captured the small girl in all her glory!! Fascinating snaps and words make the post come alive!!
    Have a fantastic day :)

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  22. fantastic images, it look like you were several to enjoy the beach:-)happy weekend from me!

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  23. Beautiful photography with heartrending story to go with it. Through this post, I remember a song entitled "Through the Eyes of a Child". Your photos showed poignant stories of a child. Thanks for the meaningful share!

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  24. This is very inspiring. Yup, when I am down, I take a moment to look at other people's lives and it gives me the contentment that I complain of what I am going through but there are other people whose suffering is much worse that I am.

    I am just worried that the little girl will drown, is she alone? I love all the action shots you took though.

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