The world is a wonderful place. There is beauty in small things that seem ordinary until we take a breath and really look. The way sunlight seems to linger in certain leaves and glow, as if, for instance, the blade of grass has become a lantern. It is almost like one can see photosynthesis at work. The green grass turns pure sunlight into nutrients that the human body can use. Like in the spicy pickled green beans and the cucumber pickle chips that my second cousin and her husband put up today. I think green even has a flavor of its own. Maybe that is the true taste of sunlight. And what a splendid way to celebrate labor day. One should want to do their day.
This is a simple example of being industrious for pleasure. The pleasure of the harvest, of the creation of foods that will still be nutritious and taste fresh over the winter months, and a tangible building of a life together. One of the most happiest uses of all our instant communication forms, social media, media for interacting with one another, is that we get to share these moments even with far flung family members. I can almost taste the cucumbers in that photo! What a refreshing moment. "The way to happiness is a high road when it includes industriousness that leads to tangible production.", L.Ron Hubbard writes in The Way To Happiness. www.thewaytohappiness.org @waytohappinesstampa