It has been a great two years. Thank you readers for sticking with me! To celebrate I have included some wonderful passages from The Bahá’í Writings about joy and celebration.
Exalted art Thou, O my God! All mankind are powerless to celebrate Thy glory and the minds of men fall short of yielding praise unto Thee. ~ The Báb
The universe is wrapt in an ecstasy of joy and gladness. ~ Shoghi Effendi
Were it not to celebrate Thy praise, my tongue would be of no use to me, and were it not for the sake of rendering service to Thee, my existence would avail me not. But for the pleasure of beholding the splendours of Thy realm of glory, why should I cherish sight? And but for the joy of giving ear to Thy most sweet voice, of what use is hearing? ~ Bahá’u’lláh
Thanks everyone for supporting this blogging endeavor. It’s been one year since I started this blog, and without the support of readers like you I would have given up months ago. Thanks again for the happiness you have brought me! Have an awesome day 🙂
From sorrow he turneth to bliss, from anguish to joy. His grief and mourning yield to delight and rapture. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
Starring TJ Thyne and Vicki Davis.
This is a brilliant short film that just makes you smile. At 16 minutes it brilliantly delves into the topics of kindness and validation in ways longer films haven’t. I would like to thank LuminousRealities for sharing this find first, and like her will implore you to do yourself a favor and watch this film as soon as you can. It is an illustration of the power and effect of our words. A compliment can go so much further than we realize. It can not only make someone’s day, but can give them the strength they need to get through the hard times. This is not just common sense, but something that has been encouraged by prophets, religious leaders, and wise people throughout time. Here are just a few examples:
A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the bread of the spirit, it clotheth the words with meaning, it is the fountain of the light of wisdom and understanding.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
So enjoy this breath of fresh air and smile! 🙂