I want to have the great viewpoint of seeing how life unfolds all around me, of getting to hear how days play out for people around me, of experiencing the jumps and sways and twirls involved with moving forward.
Life is fascinating. It can make you want to crinkle up your face in confusion or face palm yourself in exasperation. And then, just like that something happens that makes you involuntarily clap your hands out of glee or causes your mouth to unconsciously swing open in surprise. I don’t want to dismiss life. I want to celebrate it. I will cry and mourn when life is lost, and I will laugh and dance when I am surrounded by life. Because what else is there to do?
Have you ever been to a fair and seen a child holding hands with her dad and in her other hand she’s grasping the string tied to a balloon? She’s practically skipping and jumping as they walk because there is just so much boundless energy in her little body, but she still holds on to her dad’s hand because she trusts him as he guides them through the crowds. And he’s laughing and smiling at her cheeky grins and her excited pointing of this and that. And that balloon is bopping along with every squeal and silly face exchanged between the two of them.
I want my heart to be full and wonderfully light…just like that bopping balloon. I want to have the great viewpoint of seeing how life unfolds all around me, of getting to hear how days play out for people around me, of experiencing the jumps and sways and twirls involved with moving forward.
”There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.” [G.K. Chesterton]
Isn’t that a neat quote? I find it wonderfully though-provoking: is life boring to you or are you boring life? Since I really don’t want to be an uninterested person and in the tradition of resolutions, I’ve decided to combine my zeal for food with my insatiable appetite for relationships so that I can better love life and love life with others.
There’s a great Lao saying (kin kao pu diao bo saep) that roughly translates into English as meaning “eating by yourself is not tasty.”
Loving life is contagious because it makes those around you more passionate about what’s important, which for me happens to be delicious meals shared in good company. I challenge you to put an effort into making each day beautiful and seeing each moment as something worthy to relish. What’s your resolution for celebrating a fascinating life?
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