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March 22, 2017

21 of 40

Happiness is not just being happy.

Sometimes it’s just breathing after a blow, or being able to see after a dark night. Or walking after a few tiny blood vessels break in the back of your head.

So the day “off” the 40 days of Lent is spent in a hospital room with tubes everywhere. Everything but standing and walking works perfectly – and each standing and walking seems more stable, more focused. There were only a few vessels snapped.

So happiness could be getting the 27th thing done in a day, or getting a job, watching a kid hit a note or a defensive end. But happiness can be doing the thing you have done year after year – without thought or care.

Happiness is not dependent on newness. It’s not physical joy. Obviously new things that make you feel good are great, and joyous, but for me happiness is just getting the act you knew was in you, done.

For a day or two that will be walking in the metaphor come real of walking the straight line. That’s enough.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Joseph Dzeda permalink
    March 22, 2017 7:28 am

    OMG Dude! You okay? Is this autobiographical?


  2. George J Gillin Jr permalink
    March 22, 2017 1:43 pm

    Good grief what is going on….Updates please! Praying you will be well.


  3. Jim E permalink
    March 22, 2017 5:13 pm

    Yikes! So sorry to hear this, Duo!

    So much we take for granted, until it is threatened or taken away. Like being able to stand up and walk… to the back porch, the bathroom, wherever. Then suddenly we understand what wonderful gifts the “for granteds” are.

    May the Lord richly bless you with healing and peace.

  4. Betsy Fox permalink
    March 23, 2017 9:21 am

    I wish you a quick and full recovery.


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