This morning before I rolled out of bed I thought “What a pain-filled and agonizing day today is going to be.” Then I checked my email and a buddhist friend of mine had sent me a video of Sister Chan Khong from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village singing the “Happy Song” After listening to this I was able to move forward through my day with a lighter heart. I share this with all beings so that perhaps you too can have a happier day.
“Every morning when I wake up, I am happy.
Being aware of my eyes, I am happy.
Being aware of my health, I am happy.
Because I have learned to look deeply.”-Plum Village
The PlumVillage’s Happy Song, introduced by Sister Chan Khong at a Retreat in Berlin, June 2007