Monday, May 23, 2005

What's Underfoot

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim

I learned this a few years back, but still practice it as a way to get it perfectly right. We cannot always choose where we are located, yet we have the power to adjust our attitude as the situation demands. Why pin your hopes on a star so distant that you can never reach it. Why wait till tomorrow to be happy.
Where you stand is the place of the moment. Tomorrow you will be at a different point in your journey. If you are comfortable inside your own skin location will not affect your mood in a negative way. Own your space, plant healthy in the garden you own and weeds will not have a chance to sprout.
Be satisfied with yourself and you will not need to look to outside things to fill the empty spaces. Give of yourself and receive a rush you will never get any other way. Find your perfect pitch and the song of your soul will sing will amaze you. And everyone knows it is hard fact that singing to growing things will inspire stronger growth. Be happy with the garden that grows underfoot.