A Double Happiness

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Lately I’ve gained an new obsession with handlettering, especially with watercolors (more on that later). Today I tried my hand at Chinese calligraphy. My parents wanted a simple gift to give to one of our friends who is Chinese and was recently married. The symbol we decided for me to take a stab at was the one meaning ‘double happiness’. This symbol is formed by literally joining two happiness characters and is normally displayed at weddings or in homes; places where there is typically more than one person living.
This got me thinking about happiness. Maybe we need to take a lesson from what this character is displaying. Maybe it implies that true happiness comes by being with those you love; by being together. Now I’m definitely not implying that life will be peaches and cream and everyone will always getting along, but this symbol remained me of what it says in Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” Let us therefore join with one another in both our victories and sorrows, and maybe in the process we will find double happiness or-even better-a true joy. So today take a moment to remember those who give you double happiness.

Yours Sincerely, Audrey

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