"The thirst for happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man."
Today's Simple Abundance essay deals with our "thirst for happiness" and the revelation that most of us possess inside us the power to be truly happy. We possess it - meaning we already have it - we just sometimes ignore it, become too accustomed to it that we no longer notice its very existence.
This was so clear to me this evening as I sat around a table with old friends and not so old friends. I have all I need to be happy. I have friends that want to celebrate my birthday with me. I have interesting things to share with my friends about my life. I have the ability to learn from the experiences of my friends' lives. I can laugh with my friends. I can appreciate our similarities and embrace our differences. So long as I have friends with whom to share these things, my heart is filled with the waters of happiness.