Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What's Happy This Week: 5-31-2001



1. Miss Britt RV Trip and The Pursuit of Happiness

Deltona family ditches home, job, possessions for a year traveling 
in an RV. First stop Savannah, Ga!


I'm really keeping an eye on this story. This family is doing something that many of us would love to experience at least once in our lifetime. In the pursuit of happiness — or at least adventure — Miss Britt and her husband have sold almost everything they own, including the spacious four-bedroom, three-bath house they bought just four years ago, and given Britt's Mustang convertible to charity and are taking off to travel around the United States for a year.


2. Huge painting bringing happiness to the walls

 

 

Artist Chen Dongfan from the Clepic Image gallery works on the painting on the five-story building in Wuchang Subdistrict. He is responsible to give four buildings in Wuchang a bright new makeover. The project is going to establish several shopping streets coupled with a mall, and the wall painting, which is the first in a series of four, is expected to prepare locals by immersing them into an artistic, fashionable atmosphere.

Chen series of paintings on the walls of four Wuchang buildings are named "Where is the Happiness," and themed by a Chinese idiom "An Ju Le Ye" (literally meaning "live and work in peace"). The completed painting unveiled on Friday represents Ju, meaning living or being settled.

Chen will finish the remaining three paintings on other buildings by the end of June.
 

3. Photo: Happiness is the Road by Bournazel

 

HAPPINESS IS THE ROAD


And each baby..
A human sunrise
Each baby - a human sunrise..

Look around you
Feel your soul inside you
Look inside you
Feel the life course through you
The life that's giving In every thing that's living
The plants and the trees
The birds and the bees
And apes like you and me

HAPPINESS IS THE ROAD
.....
Marillion
extrait de l'Album " Hapinness is the Road" 2008



4. Monk Offers Orphans a Life of Happiness 

Thich Tri Anh is a 60-year-old monk who has spent the last 40 years bringing up more than 50 orphaned and disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minh City, providing them board, lodging and education.

Monk Thich Tri Anh had started adopting orphans and disadvantaged children in 1984. At that time, he was staying with some monks in their Pagoda because he did not have his own. Later donors bought him 300 meters of land to build a pagoda.

When people around the pagoda heard that the monk had adopted orphans and disadvantaged children, they began to send him their support in any way they could.

Although it was economically difficult, monk Thich Tri Anh has tried to send all his sons to school. The oldest adopted son is nearly 40 years old and has a master’s degree and the youngest son is presently studying in kindergarten.

The monk is now aging so it is time for the sons to take care of him, Huy said. He said that he and his brothers would stay in the pagoda to rebuild it and help other children in need. Thanks to the love and attention of the monk and donors, the orphans and disadvantaged children have now a bright future and a better life.

Whatever they do and wherever they go, those who grew up in the pagoda frequently come back to visit monk Thich Tri Anh, who has transformed their lives from misery to happiness.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/Lifestyle/2011/5/93079/

5. Video: Kid running with an Otter at the San Diego Zoo 


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