Mr Sun is a very happy sun. He wakes up early every morning and shines his warm light without fail. He goes to bed in the evening and rests to get ready for another day.
One day, Mr Sun sees Farmer John needing some help on his crops. Mr Sun shined his light brightly to help the crops grow. Farmer John was very happy. Farmer John’s wife however was very unhappy. She wanted to sleep in and it was too bright so she hated Mr Sun. Mr Sun still tried to stay happy even when Farmer John’s wife was unhappy with Mr Sun.
One day, Mr Sun sees that Little Sally wanted to have a party in the garden with her dolls, but it was too hot. Mr Sun shined his light less and it became a lot more comfortable. Little Sally was very happy. Little Sally’s dad however was very unhappy. He did some house repairs that day and needed the cement to dry fast, but now it will take too long, so he hated Mr Sun. Mr Sun still tried to stay happy.
One day, Mr Sun sees that Little Tom wanted to go to the beach, but it was raining. Mr Sun shined his light brightly and chased the clouds away. Little Tom was very happy. Little Tom’s Sister however was very unhappy. She wanted to go to the movies instead and was hoping the rain held up and hated Mr Sun. Mr Sun still tried to stay happy.
One day, Mr Sun sees that Painter Bob needed some help to dry the newly painted house. Mr Sun shined his light brightly to help dry the paint. Painter Bob was very happy. Painter Bob’s brother however was very unhappy. He wanted to to go for a run, but now it’s too hot and he hated Mr Sun. Mr Sun still tried to stay happy.
One day, Mr Sun thought to himself. “I love to do things for others, but somehow I can’t seem to make everyone happy. It is always my fault no matter if I shined my light brightly or not.” Mr Sun finally got tired of helping everyone and trying to please everyone and decided to do things his way and be himself. He wakes up early every morning and shines his warm light without fail. He goes to bed in the evening and rests to get ready for another day.
It’s been a full month since he left the factory. Thirty-one days spent sitting at the back of the dusty shelves in the supermarket. Out of all the bags of hairbands on display, she picked the one he is in. And out of all the hairbands she could have picked this morning in the bathroom, she picked him.
The world is amazing. The world is beautiful.
All these sights and sounds.
All these busy people going to mysterious places.
Just travelling with her wrapped around her elbow, exploring the world, and going on this adventure is just bliss.
The world is wonderful and exciting again. He has great expectations of his life with her from now on.
He will hold her hair while she is eating, keep her hair neat in meetings.
When she is bored, she will play with him in her smooth hands and make little shapes.
He has great expectations. The world is beautiful.
She reaches out to the Hairband and pulls him out of his embrace of her arm, preparing to tie her hair.
The Hairband drops into the gap between the train and the platform.
She reaches into her bag and pulls out another Hairband.
He wore a tall sleek white slim fit shirt, tapered grey pants with a confident black belt and a masculine watch. With his well spiked up fresh hair cut and clean shaven square jaw, he walks with those black leather shoes exposing his ankles.
He holds with a firm grip on his new leather briefcase hanging on the end of his white long sleeves which shouts that he does business with style and on the same hand, an extra tote that is clearly not his, shows that he cares. His other hand holding his queen and muse.
She wore a tight creaseless cotton white u-neck blouse and matching tight short grey skirt on her petit body. Her perfect makeup and sparkling lashes were hiding behind her long dyed hair. While adjusting her fringe at times, she stood on her own with her small white canvas shoes.
With an innocent yet cold look, she was trying hard to be much older than she actually is. Together with her sophisticated clean faced classic leather watch she held him, and not in a needing way.
I don’t know who they are but can clearly see them embracing a new life together, giving all they possibly can for this world they are in and facing their challenges head on.
That reminded me how going to work every morning should be like. With confidence, positivity and style.