Fly Away With Me

Happiness is freedom.  I learned that as a child, and it’s proven true as an adult.

Robin Williams helped teach me that lesson. I was five when I first watched him as Peter Pan in Hook. In the film, he reminds us, “All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you’ll fly like me.”

Indeed, happiness lets you fly.

Perhaps not just like Peter Pan. I learned that after attempting to leap off my childhood couch. The carpet caught me rather than the clouds.

Still, the line resonated. The older I grew, the more I understood its significance. Happiness sets you free. And so, freedom lies in your approach to life.

Your mind gives you wings. Your wings give you a journey. Your journey becomes your life.

Thank you, Robin Williams, for teaching me to fly. May the clouds always catch you.