Sunday, July 6, 2014

...on top of the world and so close to Heaven

Okay. So the 100 happy days didn't make it very far. Not for a lack of happiness. But just for a lack of photos and remembering to snap shots in the moment. But that is just fine. I don't need photos to prove to world that I am happy.

There are other fruits of happiness. Peace. Health. Energy. Love. Or maybe happiness is a fruit of these things.

Today I was listening to Music and the Spoken Word as I was getting ready for church and the message was on gratitude and happiness. We are happy when we are grateful. And we are grateful when we are happy. You can't have one without the other. I will share more when it is posted. I will need to read or listen to it again to give it justice. They were good words for me to hear today.

Other ramblings: Summer is flying by. I am enjoying every moment of it. At the beginning of the summer I was looking at the mountains to the east and I started thinking about how I look at those mountains every single day and I started to wonder if there was a trail that went up. The only problem was, even though I look at those mountains every single day, I couldn't tell you the names of each of the peaks. So I started to ask people what the names were. Turns out they have names. And there are trails that go up to the top of them. So one of my summer bucket list items became to hike to the top of Mt Olympus. And as luck would have it I had a coworker who planned on doing the same thing. So we went together. It was a great hike. And may have become one of my favorite hikes within spitting distance of my house. Okay, not quite spitting distance. But I couldn't believe how close the trail head was and that I had lived here nearly my entire life and had never done this hike before. Well, now I can say I have done it. It is checked of my bucket list. And I have the pictures to prove it. It was a beautiful hike. A beautiful view. And a fun day. On top of the world and so close to Heaven.

Friday, March 28, 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 4

I cannot even begin to describe the happiness I felt to get my car back in working condition. I missed her for the 5 days we were apart. I didn't realize how sick she was until I got her fixed. I am sorry that it took her completely breaking down for me to finally get her in and looked at. But she is better now. And running better than she has in long time. She seems happy. And I am happy.

100 Happy Days: Day 3

Just walking through these doors makes me happy. It's a place I can. Step away. Forget my worries. And feel peace and the love of God. 

100 Happy Days: Day 2

Today I was happy to ignore the pile of laundry and the bathroom that is screaming for attention to finish a project for someone I love. And it always make me happy to release the creative powers that are in me. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 1

Today I was happy running. It felt good to be outside in the sunshine and move. It also reminded me how much I love my body. Not in a "I'm so hot, check me out" sort of way. But I love my physical capabilities. I love that my body allows me to go from 0 to 6 miles in one day with minimal regrets the next day. I love pushing myself and seeing what my body and I can accomplish together. It's been a good relationship. A relationship I always want to guard. It motivates me to care for my body the best I can. And never do anything that could cause harm or ill-will. My body and good health is something that I so incredibly thankful for. And never ever want to take for granted. 


Sunday, March 23, 2014

100 Happy Days

So what is a natural response when someone tells you you can’t do something. Do it, right? Well, at they claim people are too busy and don’t have time to be happy. And they are inviting people to participate in the happy for 100 days in a row challenge. You register and each day you submit of picture of what made you happy that day. I’ve decided this is a challenge I can handle. I am already pretty happy. The challenge will be to remember to document it. I am not registering with them. Instead, I am going to attempt to blog about it. Ambitious, I know. We’ll see if I can keep up with it. My blogging  track record hasn’t been at its peak lately. BTW Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Valentines Day, Ground Hogs Day, and St. Patty’s Day!   Life has been good. I will try to get caught up with a few highlights in the coming weeks.