In keeping with the theme of “choosing happiness” that I ended the Terezin post with, I thought I’d post this passage from another Paulo Coelho book. I lifted it from my friend’s Facebook page and have not read the book, but it has a powerful message as a stand alone passage.
“Every day, God gives us, as well as the sun, a moment when it is possible to change anything that is causing us unhappiness. The magic moment when a “yes” or a “no” can change our whole existence. Every day, we try to pretend that we do not see that moment, that it does not exist, that today is the same as yesterday and that tomorrow will be the same too. However, anyone who pays close attention to his day will discover the magic moment. It might be hidden in an instant that we put the key in the door in the morning, in the moment of silence after supper, in the thousand and one things that appear to us to be the same. This moment exists, a moment in which all the strength of the stars flows through us and allows us to perform miracles.” ~ BY THE RIVER PIEDRA I SAT DOWN AND WEPT by Paulo Coelho