After receiving a gift book/CD set from my friend Christine, I listened to one of the chants:
“Happiness is here and now, I have dropped my worries.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do, no longer in a hurry.
Happiness is here and now, I have dropped my worries.
Somewhere to go, something to do. But not in a hurry.”
—from “A Basket of Plums, Songs in the Traditions of Thich Nhat Hanh”, collected and set to music by Joseph Emet
After singing it awhile, other words came to my mouth:
Happiness is yours to choose,
no matter what is happening.
Make Love your guide,
give God your cares
and bow in sweet surrender.