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And yet: When something knocks on your door and asks, “Can [your name] come out to play?”, remember. You can’t know if this invitation is one of many or last one that may come your way. Life is like that.
I have a new bumper sticker that says, “Don’t Postpone Joy.” I think this is what Alice Walker had in mind when she wrote, in The Color Purple, “I think it [irritates] God when you walk by color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it” (Those of you who remember book will realize I’ve tidied up verb somewhat, although I admit sentiment was more effective written her way!)
Joy, playfulness, doing your version of letting a budgie sit on your head – these are our human way of saying “thank you” to Universe for gift of life – long life, short life, whatever weeks and days and years remain.
So, here’s my summer wish for you: Let budgie of happiness sit on your head. Recognize there are consequences, but live with it. Let your motto be, "Don't Postpone Joy." May room for happiness, make time for play. Every day.
(c) Maureen Killoran, 2005
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