What is your Why?

What is your why?
We all have a secret engine. It may be the fire in our hearts lit by a wondrous smile, or the sparkle of a new day, the uneasy warmth of doing something new, the hope of achieving something we only dreamed about, or just finishing a project, a new venture.

Why do you get up in the morning? To start all over, to rewind, to redo and to make it better. Time is what we really own. Time is what we really have to define Better. Time shapeshifts in what we make of it and in the colors of our feelings.

A Romanian fairy tale tells the story of a brave king, one eye smiling and the other crying. We keep on doing the daily grind, one eye crying, and one eye laughing at the Why in our hearts. Our Why is the craving for doing something we and others will love.

Success is not something handed to us. But we can hand ourselves a bit of happiness at forgetting our daily pet peeves and shaping the time in something lovable. Love but attracts other types of love.

“I want no vacation – no surcease from my labors. If people would select a life work compatible with their temperaments, the sum total of happiness would be immeasurably increased in the world.”  – Nikola Tesla

Spring is the season of goodwill. I contribute to the sum total of happiness with my (other) work of being the follower of seasons and the keeper of springs. For I have never found a love that pure as in the tree flowers whose scent quietly clings like stardust to the early twilights of March.

















Art by Blenda Tyvoll.

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12 thoughts on “What is your Why?

  1. chevvy8

    Very good question and one that we have to answer every so often. I love your writing, the quotes and artwork you use. Continue to be “the keeper of Springs” ! Have a lovely day Julia.🌹

    1. Iulia Halatz Post author

      Thank you very much for your beautiful words! I am humbled and grateful. If we have the right questions I think we are one step ahead…art is something that I love, and the blunt and beautiful imagination of very talented people able to craft dreams in colors. Thank you and I bid you a very beautiful spring day, taken from my stash of amazing spring days :)! As always, Julia

          1. mariewilliams53

            Iulia – you are ‘everything’ without your spring days and bag of stardust. WITH them – you are Spristarious! :)💜💜 ps. what do you think of my new word for you? :)))

          2. Iulia Halatz Post author

            Thank you, dear Cherry 🙂 💜 Love, Spristarious 🙂 🙂
            PS: This is my “curse” 🙂 I am infrequently called “Iulia”, I also carry with me a bag full of nick names and pet names. The most common is Jul and your new word is climbing up the chart :))) I love it!!!

    1. Iulia Halatz Post author

      Thank you. Yes, and it is up to us to give purpose and meaning to tears. Not to shed them for nothing. Thank you for sharing and I really like your blog 🙂


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