Things are going pretty good in my life right now. You may have noticed, if you’ve been following me on one of my social media platforms. And, I’m grateful for this moment in time.

It’s not always like this, and I know it won’t last either. I’m not being negative or looking for trouble, I just know life is ever-changing. We go through good times, sometimes not even noticing how great those moments are, until we hit a low and wonder what the hell happened.

I’ve been through some very difficult, unhappy times in life. And man have I gone down the wrong path…more than once. I’m pretty sure I’ve known I was heading the wrong direction and saw warning signs, which I completely ignored.

Wonder why I do that?

Family and friends can see it, but for some reason when I’m in the muck of it, I can’t. I can’t heed the warnings or listen to advice from others. Nope. I just stubbornly go the way I want, headstrong and completely confident that I am doing the right thing.

The good news is, eventually I see above the muck and realize the road I really wanted to be on is not the one I’m currently traveling. So, I grab a friend’s hand; because I’m lucky enough to have those kinds of friends, and I find my way back to happy.

catching the sunset on a very windy evening!

I’d like to stay in happy. Or at least prolong it as much as possible. So I’m working on that right now. I got out of the fast lane and remembered that I like slowing down. I remembered I know how to eat healthy and stepped back into my exercise routine too.

I’m pretty sure I’m heading in the right direction right now, so I’m going to remember to look around and notice how lucky I am. And when I forget to do that, I’m going to hold onto John’s hand and let him drag me up a hill at dawn to watch the sunrise.

Because that’s where happy is.

Getting up at dawn to climb a hill and see the sunrise together

Catching the sunrise on a chilly morning