The Green Stickby Merlyn on 10/27/10
An old folk tale says there is a green stick hidden somewhere and that if we can find it, we will then be happy all of our life. When we learn this, we all start on a determined search for the green stick of happiness. We look everywhere, travel far and wide, and ask everyone who will listen to help us find it. Many of us spend years in this venture and never seem to find the stick no matter where we go, who we meet, or how hard we try. We become discouraged and finally go back to where we started, tired and sad. One day, when we are just digging in our back yard to plant some flowers, we strike something unusual, dig a little deeper, and find a green stick - right were it always was.