“If only we’d stop trying to by happy, we’d have a pretty good time.”…. Edith Wharton
Animals don’t try to be happy. They are either happy, or they’re not. That’s not to say they don’t have the essence of pure try in them…..my horse Remington has enormous try….he gives his heart and soul into every experience. By dog Bella has boundless try…she throws herself into playing with toys, going for walks and communicating with The Boys (Oscar and Felix, her Orange Feline brothers).
One of the countless lessons we can learn from our beloved animal friends is that happiness comes when we don’t try to be/do/become something, but when we embrace the real essence of try. Try means not making an attempt at something, but just giving in and becoming it.
Animals show us that happiness finds us when we surrender to it instead of trying to find it; that life embraces us when we melt into it instead of trying to figure it all out and that love surrounds us when we stop searching for it…..and become love.