The blue sky, the white clouds, the gentle breezes, the delightful rains, political stability, free speech, good schools for children, beautiful flowers, and good health…..
These are the positive ingredients of peace and happiness that exist alongside the negative ingredients such as….
War, sexism,social injustice, racial discrimination, economic inequality, and hunger and starvation.
That is why we have to be in contact with the peaceful and positive aspects in and around us and be able to enjoy them.
We need to teach our children how to appreciate these wondrous and precious things.
If we know how to appreciate them, we will know how to protect them.
This basic happiness will protect our happiness and our children’s happiness as well.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~