“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. But sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Ode Magazine reports the good news of the world. Good news is not exactly laughter. Yet to immerse yourself in the positive side of life, enhances the flow of laughter. It’s a laughter inducing way to live.
Though our mainstream media would never let you know, there is an abundance of good happening in our world. In the current issue I have read about a local Seattle woman who grows her own dinners; A compact collapsible solar panel created by a young man who trekked to the Himalayas and found the locals spending half a day gathering firewood in order to cook dinner. Inspired to find a solution he created a solar device that resembles an upside-down open umbrella and generates enough energy for varied uses; Or five wind turbines in a small town in Germany that provide low-cost electricity to the residents; Or the surprising economic growth in Africa; etc. etc. etc.
Recently they birthed Odewire, an iphone/ipad app that reports the good news on a continual basis.
There’s lots of be happy about in the world if we only looked in that direction; if we only knew about it all.
Ode is dedicated to “intelligent optimists”.