Once upon a time, in a small mountain village, there lived a person who was older and yet was still dreaming of life and flowers and flying birds and clean rivers and fresh vegetables and sunny days and moon lit nights.
One day this person who we will call Aunt Ganna, woke up in her sunny bedroom and she had a very sore neck....In fact she could not control her neck because it moved her whole face and head to the left and so when she wanted to look straight ahead, her head looked over her shoulder to the other side.
Aunt Ganna said to the sun, "Oh sun, you shine on me all the time. I promise, I am not turning my head away from your beauty, I am not turning from your warmth, or your light.Do you believe me?"
The sun responded, "I know Aunt Ganna, you always like me and I dont feel abandoned because you dont face me. I still like you."
Aunt Ganna was so happy and smiled and laughed and said ha ha ha ho ho ho hee hee hee.
The next day she woke up and her head still turned and she went outside that night and looked up at a beautifull full moon and a sky filled with stars and said, "Oh moon and stars, please know I still like you and I am still your friend and I look to the side when I see you because I just do that. Not on purpose, it just happens.It doesnt mean that I dont like you all. You are so bright and pretty and light my life and your stars twinkle and shine like a beautifull shining light show. Please know I like all of you."
The moon responded, "Aunt Ganna, we know you are our friend and we always shine on everyone so dont worry."
And then Aunt Ganna sat down to eat and she picked up her spoon filled with yogurt and granola, a delicious breakfast, and when she brought her spoon to her mouth, her head turned without her permission and the spoon of breakfast food landed right on her right cheek! What a mess it was but Aunt Ganna laughed ha ha ha ho ho ho hee hee hee and said, "Wow this is an interesting situation. All kinds of things are happening to me and I am learning how to find the whole thing entertaining and fun." And then she laughed again ha ha ha ho ho ho hee hee hee.
A small garden creature then said to her, "Aunt Ganna we know you are happy for our food and happy that we feed you and we are not disturbed when you place food on your cheek instead of your inside your mouth, so dont worry."
That night, Aunt Ganna went to sleep at 7o'clock as she usually did so that she could dream as long as possible, and when she was asleep, a dream message came to her. First she saw a beautifull , tiny little flying angel girl and this angel wore wonderfull flowing clothes and the angel was about 2 inches tall. The angel was spreading angel dust all over Aunt Ganna and whispered in her ear, " Aunt Ganna, you have passed the test. I am your smile teacher, your good mood guardian and I see that you are smiling with the sun and the moon and with the garden beings and that you are accepting everything with a laugh and having a good time. I am proud of you and now want to give you your reward. Here is a jar of angel dust, that is for you to remind yourself to smile inside your heart. Does that make you happy?"
Aunt Ganna was very very happy and told the smile angel that she appreciated the gift and from that time and forever, Aunt Ganna smiled the SMILE OF GRATITUDE and lived happily ever after.
The beginning and not the end.