I Told You So: The Happiest Moment


The Happiest Moment of My Life was an ordinary moment. I hadn’t been feeling well and got sick. After taking a shower, I was lying on the floor, staring at a dog’s slightly skunk-smelling butt (long story), and I felt like a million bucks. I had nowhere to be but right there on the floor, staring at that dog’s butt. I had no one I needed to impress. I had gone from feeling bad to feeling great in just a moment. I felt like pure love. And that’s when I realized that within each moment I have access to infinite happiness. Even when I’m sad or lonely or sick, I can totally access that Happiest Moment of My Life and remember what it feels like to need nothing, to yearn for nothing, to lack nothing, and to be totally and completely content with the moment I’ve been given. That is true happiness. That is true stillness.

“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you.

It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

― Omar Khayyám