We sat on the deck in a high rise apartment and stared into a man made lake. From where we were, we could see pedestrians going about their daily chores. The scenery provided a tranquil setting for our conversation.
We stopped a moment for hot and spicy chai and between bites of sweets and sips of that delicious beverage our souls warmed up even more. We tapped our feet, shook our heads, beat on our legs and doubled up in excitement, because our story telling brought out the happiness in us.
We lingered, refilled our cups with piping hot chai, eager to continue down HAPPY ROAD, as if we did not have a care in the world. It was late evening before we became conscious that dusk had fallen. We jumped, in a hurry to get going, in disbelief that we had allowed time to slip by without us noticing. But our thoughts meshed and we immediately sat back down fully contented. We knew it was important to let the joy and high spirits take root before we returned to a hurried life.
Aware of the simple and splendid time we experienced, just talking and living in the moment, we smiled broadly as we calmly rose to bid farewell and promised to do this again. This was the ultimate tea drinking experience that had awoken our mind, body and spirit.
Life is beautiful!
(From :The jump for joy series)