Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Happiness Maker's Wish

How far will someone go to put a little more love and happiness in the world? Read the touching story "A Happiness Maker's Wish" and find out what a performance artist does in the name of love and happiness, then you decide.

Everyone wants to live in peaceful surroundings, feel loved and experience the height of happiness. But this very search has eluded and deluded many. The secret is knowing how to approach it.  Some believe money is the foundation from which to build a quality life. But this state of well-being is often more elusive for even the very wealthy compared to those with a more modest income.  Some say love is the key to happiness. But love is defined in many ways. Self-gratifying physical love often appears to be the precursor to euphoria when in practice. But such gratification quickly wears off and leaves the partner pining for more, not unlike a drug. An old adage says "there is more happiness in giving than in receiving". Such love is not how someone makes you feel but rather how you feel when in the service of others, - that warm satisfying feeling of purpose, connection, and happiness often leads to many unexpected ongoing rewards.

My name is Mark Askew  A veteran artist, children's books author, playwright, videographer and motivational speaker. I've enjoyed the love of the arts for years and used this art to incite filial love and community solidarity among thousands. I call myself a happiness maker as this is often the result of my work. I perform at family festivals, zoos, parks and child center events. Doing what, you ask?

The program opens with a tune about letting the imagination soar, yet the presentation the audience is about to behold has nothing to do with imagination. Everything they are about to see is real, yet very surreal and unexpectedly beautiful. Objects defying gravity. Brilliant iridescent formations flying aloft lifting the spirits of the audience to unexpected heights of excitement and awe. Tricks that appear to be illusions but are wonderful displays of science and choreography. And then the biggest show-stopper of them all. One that is undeniably engaging, enchanting and charming. The K.I.B. Putting kids inside of bubbles.

A little about my happiness work. As an artist, writer, musician, and craftsman, I've discovered a way to merge all my talents and skills to produce a magical, musical, and motivating family bubble show using over 10 varieties of very large colorful handcrafted bubble wands and my own bubble juice recipe. With these, I make enormous iridescent bubbles, unlike anything most children have ever seen. They say they are awesome, breathtaking and beautiful! When I observe the warm, intimate laughter, ooh's and aah's pouring out of the heart and mouths of bubble gazers I am as captivated by them as they are with my show.  The good vibes and love that results are priceless. It really is something special.

There is nothing I love more than giving people a reason to connect, express affection and mutual regard for one another. This happiness making movement is growing. And it is a good thing too. With so much horrific bad news mounting people are overwhelmed and need something comforting and uplifting to remind them that there is a better side to life. An assurance that we are still a remarkably kind, humane, and beautiful people. That's what I do.

Read more about Mark's happiness work and find out what his one wish is this year...

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