Lovely real life story you have shared here, Bushan. As someone who grew up, always with some kind of pet around, and taking hikes and time in Mom’s garden — and raising lovely, lovely pigeons — I especially appreciate what you and your family gained from this experience. However, I don’t quite agree with your statement that “They say you need to go inside yourself to find happiness. False.” I believe that happiness WAS inside of all of you, and this intimate exchange with Nature — a mirror for our own nature — awoke you all to it. In any case, what a lovely gift… and thanks for sharing it.