Given a traumatic event followed by variable chaos (self-made and/or otherwise), prove happiness.
Does it take a certain kind of philosophical introspection to surpass living at a level of survival? Why do some people experience life trauma and never recover, while others move through the same experiences seemingly unaffected? Or lifted to a higher plane of living as a direct result? Is the difference genetic? Spiritual? About willingness? Effort? Luck?
In retrospect, I would be a different person today if I had not passed through even the smallest darkness of my life. Definitely a different person for the light.
Given this day, prove awe.
Two hummingbirds sparred outside my window this afternoon. They flew in tight circles under the porch roof, grazing the tops of the BBQ grills at the edge of the deck, out into the yard and back again. One landed on the butterfly-bush against the fence while the other stopped at the feeder. They traded places briefly, and then resumed their chase. I only stood inside the window, a cup of hot tea in my hand.
Given any day, prove gratitude.
The universe is resplendent with wonder.
I thank whatever gods may be.
If I have courage enough to open the next door, it is not darkness that spills out, but rather light that flows in.