__Once upon a time, there was a girl. A girl who spent a lot of time caring about the happiness of others. A passion of hers, yes, but she decided she needed to work on something a little more important...a bit of self-inflicted happiness was called for. But what exactly was it that made her "happy", even still, what does that mean?!? Is it a smile across the face? A warm feeling inside? How can we really define happy? So she packed a bag, left her house and went out looking for happy.
What she learned was that there were so many things that made her feel good. Some were in her control...eating a slice of REALLY good pie or a burger and fries, being alone in nature, exploring new things, getting to know a stranger, driving through windy mountain roads like a racecar driver. But the happiest of her moments were out of her control...painted sunset skies, the reindeer that ran across her path, a rock in the shape of an eagle, riding a horse that had a matching tattoo... Choosing to recognize these moments and capture their effect on the soul is what creates pure happiness.
She returned home with these happy moments and this belief; happiness is not a destination. It is a mood, an emotion, a condition. It comes and goes. But we are in charge of how often we choose happy...and I want to choose it a lot. 😊😊😊 #Mecation #warnerspringsranch #julianpiecompany #lakecuyamaca #pacificcoasttrail #alpinebrewing #afewofmyfavoritethings