Snow glistens along this path on the mountain. I make
my way through, enjoying the beams of light that filter
gently through the branches. I inhale comforting
wisps of moisture that hang throughout the hills
and thickets. I pass beside many small lakes and brooks,
noticing the vibrant birds that swoop their way close
to the surfaces. Shiny lilies of the valley poke through
some patches of snow. Off in the distance, gleaming
green crystals blanket the base of the sleepy hills.
Welcome to this whimsical gathering of lively folks
assembled in honor of your arrival. Fantastic lights
lift up and shine onto your carriage. Confetti hails onto
the scene and spreads throughout the amusement.
The crowd cheers with bliss and euphoria. Sparkly flags
wave and send forth beams of wonder. Sweet flowers
bloom along the pavements and shout their approval.
Youthful cultivators giggle, blow bubbles, and play tag
with each other. Dancers swirl each other around,
lifting each other to new levels. Golden petals and
silver leaves turn attentively toward the gliding light.
The magnificent green cliffs tower near the cascade
In youthful trees a light flickers
Past hail through the thickening undergrowth
The luscious blue inlet bubbles with excitement
Vines reach to greet the hazy fog
In reflecting droplets of a silver passion
Wet patterns sift through the comforting mosses
And soften the glowing twigs
When one is happy, experiencing a flood of positive sentiments, engaging in risk-taking with the expectation of rewards, or exercising, her/his endorphins tend to spike up. “Endorphins” are pleasure-producing particles produced by the body when one is participating in these activities as well as others. Relieving stress is likely one of the largest factors in the ability to produce more endorphins. How one can achieve this is subjective and unique to her/his particular lifestyle. Participating in a job or career that is rewarding in multiple areas can definitely help as well. When one is in a stressful situation, it can help to engage the immediate senses so that she/he can become more aware of what is occurring. For less stressful situations, laughing can be a key factor in the ability to create pleasure and cheerfulness. Even the act of smiling itself can bring intense satisfaction for some people. Therefore, there is much one can do to increase pleasure-producing particles and decrease sensations of pain.