Tale of happiness: The fundamentals
Once upon a time…
there was a boy who was named after the colours of life: Rainbow. One day he posted the following quote at Facebook:
‘Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.’ – Deepak Chopra
The likes, comments and responses of friends made him aware of it’s inspiration and brought up an idea. He started thinking… After one good night of sleep he decided to commit himself to act upon the idea named: a Tale of Happiness.
These were his thoughts:
Everyone has been raised with love, a lot of food and… stories. Fairytales & Disney are my all-time favorite. I can remember myself caught up in the moment listening to the voice of my mum or dad, who were telling these stories brilliantly at the time. I cherish these moments… I believe tales have the potential to inspire children ánd grown-ups. Pure inspiration that reaches as deep as the bones and your body shiver. You definitely know the feeling when your skin becomes momentary rough in response to cold or fear, don’t you? Known as chicken skin, goose bumps, heebie-jeebies & jimjams. Funny names for a funny feeling! Because it results not only from cold and fear, but from something so beautiful and pure that, for a moment, it literally inspires you to FEEL. That’s the true power of storytelling. And that’s why children, as pure as they are, can’t get enough of them. ‘Oh nooo, please, please, please, pleeeease, another one mummie?! …’
‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. if you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.’ – Albert Einstein
Now I’ve grown older I realise the importancy of this act of kindness as a part of growing-up. I want to be a part of kindness, I want to make it an everyday habit. Children only have ONE start in life. Every moment counts. Every story contributes to their beautiful light they carry within. Every story enriches them to dream. Grown-ups all carry a child inside. In fact, have you ever thought about the word ‘grown-ups’? It refers to a grown child! Everyone not only carries a child inside, they still ARE children! I can remember writing: ‘…Children only have ONE start in life. Every moment counts. Every story contributes to their beautiful light they carry within. Every story enriches them to dream…’
This understanding made me decide to come up with a brilliant idea: to write a tale every friday about my greatest inspiration of the week! I am very passionate about writing and storytelling and I want to SHARE my inspirations which I come across during the day! Whether I’m at the mall, being in presence of my grandmother or running low doing CrossFIT. So I hereby commit myself to write a tale EVERY FRIDAY which will be named after the highest goal of human kind: happiness. I hereby baptise this commitment as: ‘Tale of Happiness.’
… to live his dreams happily ever after.