Take Ourselves Lightly
The lightest and most
of the cosmos
of the mass of the
is in the form of hydrogen,
which is the lightest element.
Helium is the second-most
and the next lightest too;
it accounts for about
25 percent of the
(Both are gas.)
represents only 2%!
Please note that
are much more rare.
We should remember
when we are feeling
grim, or humorless.
After all, what is
is effervescent fizz.
The Creator of the Universe
(in presaged infinite wisdom
designed what everything
is actually like and what
we are to image forth)
prioritized lightness by 98%,
so maybe we should as well.
Lets take ourselves more lightly
by being easily ebullient, euphoric,
lenient, carefree, breezy, buoyant,
cheerful, elated, vivacious, merry,
jubilant, sparkling, optimistic,
exuberant, happy, bright, gentle,
thoughtful, joyous, ecstatic, blissful,
exultant, pleasant, agreeable, charming,
jolly, kind, gracious, accessible,
benevolent, free, charitable, loving,
tender, generous, mild, solicitous,
direct, delicate, pervasive, obliging…
All these are
characteristics of lightness,
which is almost all of what is present.
So laugh, skip, and bounce today.
Giggle, cavort, shimmy, chuckle,
flash, give, glint, emit, release,
leap, play, twinkle, and warmly beam.
Be the light of the world,
and let it not be hid.
by Polly Castor