When you have a loved one who passes, their passing will become a catalyst for extremely bad behaviour. People who you thought were decent people now become greedy; people who you thought were meek and spineless defend their loved one with honour. The true characters of the story start meandering in to focus. Secrets and lies are revealed, and the truth becomes extremely distorted. I don't like this part of the story, only because I love with my whole heart and I live without lying. Being truthful is not an easy task, but it helps me live a life that keeps me honest and increases my happiness level tenfold.
I never want for anything, really. I may whine and moan about things, but to be perfectly honest, I have everything that I need in my life right now. Knowing how to love with my whole heart has made a difference. After all, you get out of life what you put into it.
After my grandfather died, people behaved badly. Their behaviour, in my eyes, was disrespectful of my grandfather. Most of the time it felt like they were almost gleeful of his passing; after all, now they could take the reins and be their true selves for the world to see. They hid like thieves in the night behind walls that they thought protected them from the karma. However, karma will eventually come and find them. It is a child-like behaviour, something that you should learn is not very becoming in an adult. The only way to live is to live with truth, and the only person who can do that for you, is you.
The truth is, for me now and always, that love is the greatest gift of all. If your love is a love that is built on lies and mistrust, then your love is not love at all. You need to be open with your loved ones; then and only then will they respect you and love you, and you can be sure that it is love that you are receiving and not something else cloaked in a web of darkness.
Grampa was a great man, who had many flaws. I loved him for all that he was, the good, the bad and the unknown. I will always have great memories of him, and great memories of the times that he and I shared together. Cape Breton will never have the same feeling for me ever again; the magic for me is gone, but my memories will always remain.
Happiness is knowing that you are your true self. It is being able to recognize that there is evil in the world, but you will not allow that evil to change who you are meant to be. Happiness is love. Happiness is joy. Happiness is truth. Being happy is something that needs to be at the forefront of your mind. Happiness is mindfulness. Look around, see everything for what it is really worth. Happiness is being able to accept. Happiness is being able to be angry and know exactly why you are angry, and being able to articulate the feeling and emotions that are causing your anger. Happiness is loving yourself. Happiness is sharing. So share some love today: give your spouse a hug or a kiss, play with your kids, call your parents or grandparents or even your good friends. Live for today, be happy today.
Happy Does It! ;o)