Apr 182006

Choose the way of life. Choose the way of love. Choose the way of caring…Choose the way of goodness. It’s up to you. It’s your choice. –Leo Buscaglia

I was first introduced to Leo Buscaglia through his book Bus Nine to Paradise. Buscaglia died in 1998. Buscaglia had a wonderful way of calling you to just enjoy life…to look for and find happiness by sharing the small moments with others. His belief was that your happiness and peace in life was a matter of you simply choosing to be happy or loving.

I remember hearing an audio by him, and he talks about taking time to play in the leaves. He relates a story of visiting a Monastery. The monks had given him a gift of some of the wine and cheese they made. He’d also picked up leaves from around the place. He was one of the few people on a long flight returning home, so he spread the leaves in one of the rows, got out the cheese and wine, and invited the flight attendants to share it all with him.

I think as adults we often get so wrapped up in the business of living out our hectic and complicated lives that we forget it is possible to just chose to be happy.

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