If you can't laugh at the same joke twice why grieve for the same sadness twice? - Author unknown I came across some modern age saint’s explanation on this and was pondering over the subject. There are varied answers to it and neither laughing for the same joke twice is bad nor grieving the same sadness is wrong. But what got me to think on the positive perspective is a small talk that happened with a colleague. I am lucky that I have a good set of colleagues. One such nice colleague is a cool person and very fun loving. He is a fan of comic shows and he travels out of state to attend some comic shows by himself . He is a giphy expert and after he joined the organization he initiated many fun activities that one would look forward to. Recently he lost his father. As I was passing my condolences, the way he spoke about it really surprised me. It was like walking on a thin rope for me as with the big cultural difference I didn’t want to sound too emotional and at the same time didn’t want to keep it too formal. I did want to express my thoughts sincerely, He said it was good that dad lived a happy life. I am glad that things happened fast for him and he didn’t have to be in pain much. I have enjoyed my time most with him. He always checks on me and loves to go around by himself and be himself. He was independent and stayed that way and I got to spend quality time with him. It kept me wondering what more could be fulfilling. One has lived a happy life, no complaints, no regrets, no grievances.There would have been challenges but the happy moments they count beats them all. When one lives life to the fullest with happiness. their departure makes others to recollect only the good times one had with them. Celebrating life is all it is. Live happy and leave happy. I just admired his outlook and the way he took the lifes’ events. I was thinking about this and taking a good walk. Up in the sky, I observed a hawk being harassed by a small bird, Both flying in circles and this small bird chasing the hawk. Probably it was the bird’s nest the hawk was preying for food. The little bird was chasing the hawk continuously and trying to peck. I got to admire the little bird’s courage to fight the hawk in order to protect it’s own nest. How simply it does what it needs to do up in the air circling behind a hawk and not giving up. Another life lesson - to celebrate life some struggle may be necessary. And this day probably had one more lesson to offer me. As I was finishing up my round near the pond I saw a flock of geese. A happy geese family waddling to the water nearby, Since the goslings were still babies they did not look pretty like their parents. But why would they bother about it. It was a one happy family moment. All together in each other’s company. Having a loving family is a blessing. Celebrate life even if there were struggles with the beautiful family one built, My day ended peacefully.