I asked my 8 year old son, “Frame 3 sentences quickly about your mother as a person.”
This was his answer:
1. Amma is a good cooker.
2. Amma is beautiful.
3. Amma works at.....
Look at it from a language perspective and you know that the first sentence is not correctly framed.
But you also know one thing: it is straight from the heart. He meant 'good cook' and I burst into laughter because 'Amma is a good cooker' reminds me of my 2015 resolution: eat less, exercise more!
Of the three sentences, the first one made me smile.
It’s no different in our interactions with others. It’s not the “perfect comments/conversations” we recall. It’s the flawed, funny, heart-to-heart ones that stick like glue to the heart.
Like J Krishnamurti says:Happiness is not a remembrance, it is that state which comes into being ever new, never continuous. Happiness is in transformation, not in acquisition.
As the year comes to an end, I'd like to know: What made you happy? What made you smile?