dancing. He came with gifts. Loads of gifts. And he tirelessly shared & shared, —every day.
He often happily greeted KànKàn residents by extending a handshake to men looking in his
direction, but flustered others who were put off by his happy disposition & “weird ways
and gifts” even more, with his “overzealous” hugs. At first, KànKàn residents came out
in droves, taking whatever gifts were on offer, and quietly whisked each other away,
giggling. Sometimes, with poker faces, too. But rarely any word of thanks or offer
increasingly greeted his every move, performances and overtures with KànKàn
citizens mostly preferring to watch, take, and enjoy anonymously. When the
reactionary, obtuse rituals aimed at otherizing him that which grew
louder and less covert. Yet he was unfazed by their aspergery, for
he knew he was only passing through KànKàn, —on the way to a
certain mountaintop. The mountaintop of happiness. He knew
that “The sinner makes his own hell by doing evil, and the
saint his own heaven by doing right.” So undaunted, he
sang, as some KànKàn residents took note, words like
“Love is too happy to bring me down. Clap along if
you feel like happiness is the Truth. Can't no-
thing bring me down. I'm a hot air balloon, I
could go to space. Can't nothing bring me
down. Because I'm happy!” Before the
girl & boy who always had runny
noses, approached the happy
stranger and said: “We will
be your friend. But first,
what's the meaning of
he said, “..Silent
in touch is
B E S T
machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will
discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul.
of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.
At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us
has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within
us. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say
thank you for something or someone in your life?