“If you want to be happy, be”.
Enjoying the Simple Things in Life
The Danbo Brothers are fiercely independent and they not only survive on their own, they thrive. I don’t even think they are conscious of the fact that they are relatively small-statured—nothing seems to daunt them. They simply enjoy being wherever they are and doing whatever they do. But perhaps their favourite thing to do is get out and about to explore the world—they often disappear from here for long periods, apparently off to enjoy some sort of new adventure. Given their love for exploring, I was neither concerned nor surprised when, as soon as the weather warmed, I awoke to find that the brothers had vanished once again.
Though I never fret about them, I often find myself wondering as to their whereabouts and what on earth they could be up to now. So I was especially delighted to discover them back in my kitchen first thing this morning, laughing and happily unloading a box of Mini Honey Mandarin Oranges. It seems they had somehow made their way to our local farmers market, though I have no idea how they got that box of mini mandarins back home.
The Danbos happily offered to share their oranges with me and we all sat in a spot of warm winter sunlight, quietly savouring each plump, juicy segment. It was a sweet moment. The Danbo Brothers know how to enjoy the simple things in life—like basking in a swath of winter sunshine and sharing something pleasurable with someone you love. And it made me think—isn’t an orange simply an amazing thing? And aren’t we truly blessed by the ease with which we get to enjoy such a treat, grown so very far away? I’m glad I have the Danbo Brothers around to remind me of things like that.
For an inspiring and uplifting short poem about enjoying the simple things in life, check out this wonderful poem: The Orange, by Wendy Cope.
To find out who the Danbo Brothers are and how they came into my life, check out my previous post: Meet the Danbo Brothers.
For more Danbo Adventures, see The Danbo Brothers Category
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