It is up to me to make the happiness in the circumstances of each day.
As a child my spirit felt most alive when hiking trails overlooking the valley of my home where I lived most of my childhood. At times I basked in the comforting sun on a flat rock which often became my lunch spot, drinking in the familiar views. Other times, I pushed onward, hiking trails to parts unknown filled with the excitement of discovery.
Our family vacationed most years at the same campground on the same lake. We went on a couple of 'big' car trips to Glacier and Yellowstone and also a big loop trip to California. Again, I felt most alive when hiking and experiencing both the comforting familiar and the discovery of places unknown.
Combining both the comfort of the familiar and the exploring the unknown seems to bring me the most contentment.
I have made other discoveries about my current life circumstances. Even living in the now involves a 'come to recognize' moment when I recognize there are choices available in the present.
It all depends on my focus. A turn to the left we see all that is wrong or skewed with our life. A tiny turn to the right the focus brings us a new reality.
I wish I could claim these amazing photo's of a Incoming Dust Storm 9-15-13