All this progress however was being made under the Greek economic crisis umbrella. Our students were smiling when they were getting involved with nature even though their parents were having terrible problems back home. Observing this very controversy, I decided along with the kids to create a powerful message in the form of a pouch to show the adult world that happiness can be found more easily than we think. All we have to do is follow the healthy little eaters’ philosophy by understanding the real meaning of the objects found within the pouch…
-The plastic pot: it represents our own home which does not have to be luxurious to make us happy. However, just like we open a hole in the pot to let all still water come out, we also have to find a way to let all negative thoughts and feelings get away from our home and family.
-The compost: it is the very soil Healthy Little Eaters created on their own. It is nature’s fertilizer and all plants love it. This conveys the message that we can make our own “soil” for our happiness to grow. It might take a while, but it happens.
-The beans: Jack used the magic beans in order to reach his happiness which in the end proved to be materialistic-the hen with the gold eggs. The beans inside the pouch can be planted in our own soil and turn into our means of happiness. Since the beans are the cheapest seeds and the easiest to find, so is our means to happiness. Simple words, gestures that mean a lot, but cost nothing