Happiness in the Storm
I found myself visiting uncle the other day and we sat and listened to the winter trade winds flow down the slopes of Kamakou. He was talking story when I noticed a trench dug out along his house. He told me the rains brought a stream to his front door the other day and he unexpectedly found himself digging and quickly!
He took a break from his trenching and watched the water cascade off the landscaped rocks with a beautiful sheen. He chuckled to himself as a spoke. He saw a beauty and happiness in that small waterfall. Despite a moment of stress and extreme pressure, uncle still managed to find a reason to smile.
This uncle is one of the happiest men I have ever met. While we all struggle internally, there is always some beauty worth finding here; we just have to be willing to look for it. We might even find ourselves smiling.
“Mahalo nui uncle, for being you.”
Aaron Mitchell, MS, MHC
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