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To Fly A Kite, You Have To Look Up.


“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
— Eric Hoffer.

Some say it is human nature to focus on the negative. Others think when we abandon our negative beliefs and feelings, optimism grows naturally. I believe even when our circumstances are grim, all of us can always find something to be thankful for.

In an interview with the press, Charles Schulz said the reason he drew images of childhood is because all of us can relate to the moments when we were carefree and our biggest problem in life was keeping the kite out of the neighbor’s tree. So for a moment, please relax and forget your responsibilities. Instead focus on recapturing the essence of unfettered happiness ……………………………. and enjoy this video.

I believe nothing invites happiness more than acknowledging the good things in our lives and thanking God for them. I believe there is no better way to stabilizing our inner compass, gaining perspective, regaining happiness and restoring our emotional balance than focusing on the positive aspects of our lives. 

You see, we are accustomed to giving thanks at the dinner table. Why not consider doing so at the beginning of each day? Thank God for the simple things in life that bring great joy. Thank Him for the resources He has provided to meet your daily needs. And thank Him for the breath of life …………….. because “To Fly A Kite, You Have To Look Up.” !!!



  1. jack downing says:

    Or, if memory serves me correctly, when I flew a kite you had to look out…
    beautiful post Michael.

  2. Wayne Augden says:

    Great post, Michael. What a wonderful encourager you are!

  3. Amor24 says:

    Like you said, be thankful for the simple things that you have. This quote sums it up nicely: “Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.” — Marcus Aurelius

  4. Lovely post – again! Love this positive blog. Thanks.

  5. Marilyn says:

    I love the title of this post! I grew up in Pakistan and kite flying season there is a bit like Afghanistan so it resonates. Such a true life lesson.

  6. Love the quote. And it’s so true about gratitude. I’ve often said we draw to us what we put our energies upon – in this case, if we practice gratitude, we get more to be thankful for!

  7. willofheart says:

    excellent post… I love the quote … simply by reading this post makes me inspire…

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