The Economy

Are you happy?
WIth all the reports about world violence, strife, stress, the economy woes, brokenness, divorce, and foreclosures, it’s nice to see that even those without nothing can find happiness in the small things.

This video is a typical Sunday morning in downtown Dallas, with a few of my homeless friends.  We talk, eat, and dance. The things families do. Only this is a complex family of fragmented hopes and dreams knitted together for a moment, in one parking lot. Some of them I love like my own brothers. I’ll see them tonight. One, I call my son. He was the first to wish me a happy mother’s day (2am, via text) and I worry about him when I’m halfway across the world, and when I’m here. I know he’s reading this now, and that I’ll see him, God willing, later this week.

This is the core of my work, my life, my writing. Understanding the complexity of humanity, and finding joy in who we are at this moment in the journey.

Although you may have a season of brokenness, find joy.  Push through and follow the plan of your life. There can be joy in ordinary things. Dance, laugh, celebrate.

Stop pursuing prosperity and pursue peace and love, instead. That’s the real secret. The best things in life aren’t things.

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3 Comments

  1. I find it amazing that this is what you’re blog has on it. I wrote to you this morning saying almost the same thing. In the simple things you will find happiness. What is the point of having everything with no happiness or peace.
    A

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  2. Tammy,
    I love the video. It celebrates life.
    Love, Mary

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  3. Love the celebration of life among friends and new friends to meet. Get down, have not acquired the talent of holding a plate of food and line dancing…. now that is talent, I’m going to try that soon. Thanks for sharing.

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