The Parable of the Smiling Monk.

Disclaimer: This story was given to me the other day as I was walking through the forest at sundown. The person, a presence who did not give me their name, instructed me to listen to the story and take what I could from it. After the person had told their tale, their instructions were to tell the story to any other listless, broken energies floating through the world in hopes it could help them realize happiness within their own lives.

I do not claim ownership over this story.