My husband, Brian, finds happiness from saving bees, one bee at a time.

Where does he save bees? Right in our backyard.

Just outside his office is a swimming pool, and since there is a door right there by his desk, Brian frequently goes outside for a break – when the weather is nice, of course. While out there, he scans the pool for any unfortunate bees that are struggling to get out. Almost every day he finds one.

When he spots a bee exerting all its energy, going in circles in the pool, Brian makes his move. He wants to save the bee that cannot fly because its wings are wet. Picking up the bee on his finger, Brian knows this bee wants to be saved.

The bee clings to his finger, and Brian has no fear of the gentle bee. The poor bee is disoriented, not knowing where it is. It just wants to survive, and it is grateful to be on Brian’s finger.

Brian nudges the bee to keep it moving. As he watches, the bee tries to dry off. It raises its rear end upward and uses its little legs to wipe itself dry. Then the back end of the bee goes down and the front end goes up. The bee then uses its front legs and feet to dry its head and antennae.

The wings of the bee are stuck to its body, so Brian lifts up the wings to help them get dried out. After a while, the wings begin to whir like a helicopter or the propeller of an airplane. Then the bee zooms off, like a helicopter!

As Brian watches, the bee heads toward him,touching his forehead, and then it flies away! Touching Brian’s forehead must be his way of saying thank you.

Meanwhile, Brian is watching, enjoying the drying process of the bee, followed by the whirring of its wings, its takeoff and the thank you sign. As he says, it is very interesting to watch, and it makes him happy to play a role in the survival of the bee.

And Brian is so nice to occasionally let me interact with the bee on his finger. That makes me happy.

Maybe it is not among your ways of how to find happiness, but have you ever tried it? It is always good to be open to new ways of finding happiness. Would you agree?

I cannot say that I blame you if you do not want to use this method to save a bee. After all, you might be afraid of getting stung. Maybe you are allergic to bees. And there are many other ways you can choose to find happiness.

However you are finding happiness, do remember just how important bees are to our planet. You should not have too much difficulty finding out why, if you do not already know. Just do a little research online or at the library.

So, anyway, here is how to find happiness another way. Observe what is around you while you are outside in nature. Something or someone out there would love to get your attention. Even the plants and trees. Send some loving energy to them and feel authentic happiness!

Release a smile as you send good vibrations out into the universe!

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