It was right here at this surf spot, almost 4 years ago when I came to a huge realization.
Happiness is happening right now. It isn't when you get that job, when you get that car, when you get that house, when you move to a new place, when you meet "the one", when you take that trip, anything that is taking your mind off the moment that you are living right now is not the source of happiness. Wherever you are right now, whatever you are doing right now, live in it. Live in that moment, because it's the only thing that exists.
I had been surfing for a few months when I realized this, but for some reason paddling out that day, all the anxieties I had just melted away, and for the first time I could really see what matters the most. RIGHT NOW. So stop stressing about tomorrow and thinking you'll be happier if you just get one more thing, and be grateful for where you are right now and what you have. Photo by @ashleyjoannaphoto