"Surfing is Hawaii's gift to the world, it's like true happiness, and that's what this guy does: Everywhere he goes he makes people smile and laugh. He just brings joy to the world."
—Think about the last time someone said that about you. (If you are a woman, change the hes to shes, obviously.) When was it? Probably never, right? Maybe you should take a minute to reassess everything that's happening in your life right now. That stress you feel, the sadness you carry around with you, the gnawing sense of anxiety that never lets you quite settle in anywhere no matter how happy you try to trick yourself into being: What's it worth? You know as well as I do that in the end it is all meaningless and when everything finally goes away these emotions you have piled up into a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to your own contentment will have meant nothing except wasted time on your part. Wouldn't we all be better off if we tried to just bring joy to the world? You're never going to make yourself happy, but if you can do that for even a second for someone else, you have truly done something worth celebrating. Let's all take a lesson from this porcine boarder. I mean, I'm laughing just looking at him.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014