Love at first sight, we assume
Flower, delicate, does not instantly bloom
I savor more the warmth of glowing embers
Than the dazzling spark of a shooting star
As a fine, aged wine courses down and
Radiates warmth within
So does your love, matured and mellowed
Warms my heart to the brim
If wealth would have been synonymous with being well, wealthy people may have lived much longer than many of us mere mortals. Though in general it is true that wealthy people do live longer, we do hear about super rich people dying early, many suffering from incurable diseases. Living longer does not automatically translate to living a happy life. I had the good fortune to meet a few people who had a very long and happy life. In all those people, I saw a common thread. Their wants were less, they had learnt more to give than to take and they were always glad to share their happiness with others. They all cared about others. Talking to them, I never heard them complain about life. They all had a positive attitude towards life and looked forward to tomorrow.
I am convinced in my mind that well-being and happiness is a state of mind than external factors like wealth and health. For sure good health has an impact on one’s well-being. However I had met people who were terminally ill but radiating warmth and a sense of well-being, as if they had accepted the final verdict and decided to go out with a smile on their face. These were people who wouldn’t not complain about their suffering but would rather inquire about the health of their visitors. So good health, though a major factor for one’s well-being, is not the sole criteria for well-being and happiness.
As part of week twenty five of my fifty two weeks journey with “W”, my sojourn today will be writing a poem starting with “Well-being”. Here is to wishing all my dear readers a life of well-being and happiness, I bid adieu till next Wednesday.
This post is in response to Write Anything Wednesday-July-20-2016 sponsored by Writerish Ramblings
It has become a habit of late to scan the news headlines on my cell phone first thing in the morning. One news caught my eyes today, captioned “2016 already on track to be the hottest year on record”. As if 2015 was not enough. We humans must be perfecting the science of barbecuing the earth very quickly. With crude prices staying low, this summer may certainly see more cars on the road contributing to another record heat in 2017. Do the big auto companies have a hand in keeping the crude prices low so that they can sell as much as they can produce the big behemoth gas guzzlers and pad their bank accounts? Conspiracy theorists definitely should check that angle.
It is not that I do not like the heat. It gives me the perfectly legitimate excuse to ignore all the yard work : “Honey, do you want me to have a sun stroke?”. And just imagine the beach scenery, all those scantily clothed perfectly sculpted bodies for the voyeuristic pleasures of the BMI challenged beach whales. Please note, I am being completely gender neutral here. So do not point the finger at me for gender discrimination. As the poet said ” A thing of beauty is a joy forever”, and I always see beauty in nature. What a waste it is if one is trying to show off and nobody notices and compliments. Ah, just imagining being on the beach on a hot summer day is filling my body and mind with a warm pleasure. Should raid the fridge for a chilled beverage to cool off. Ahha! should also look at the stocks of companies dealing in those chilled beverages. As the mercury rises, those stocks may be hot also. Who knows, I may just be the lucky one to strike a hot streak.
With so much discussion about heat and warm weather, my choice for a word for my poem starting with the letter “W” for “Week 12 of my fifty two weeks journey” seems to be preordained. It’s got to be “Warm” or “Warmth”. Off to searching for that chilled beverage. Once sufficiently cooled down and erased that image of the beach scenery, I will be back to write my poem. Till then, dear readers, I take your leave.
This post is in response to Write Anything Wednesday 4-20-2016 , Daily Post Community Event, organized by Writerish Ramblings
Featured image and news headline reference from Japan Times – Yahoo News