Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Good Life

They say happiness is a state of mind, and I have always believed this to be true. There are lots of things that can bring happiness or feelings of contentment, one just needs to look to the things around oneself. I saw this t-shirt design the other day and it made me smile. The notion of a dog wearing a cap and driving a golf cart seemed just perfect. Below the image were the words "The Good Life, Palm Springs".

This shirt captured my state of mind on a few levels. My dogs are a source of continuous happiness each day, they are good pals and have so much energy. Living in Palm Springs is also good for my soul. In particular our beautiful San Jacino mountains are so peaceful and serene. The warm sunshine and clear blue skies most days also give me reason so smile. Just seeing this simple t-shirt reminded me of how happy I am. The secret to a happy life is to always find things around you to celebrate and embrace. I consider myself fortunate that this t-shirt was all it took to remind me of it all.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Looking Back on Things...

Not long ago, in a far, far away land, I met with a Buddhist monk in a temple high up in a mountain. After a long discussion and some meditation, he had me write a bunch of information on a piece of paper, and hung it from one of those colorful rows you see in this photo. He offered to pray for a year, which amazed me. I stumbled on this image and it reminded me of that kind monk. Looking back on things, a great amount of good fortune has come to me since that day. Who knows the reason, but I am indeed grateful. Today I can close my eyes and find myself back at the top of that mountain, and almost smell the incense burning at the temple. Yes, part of me is still there. Looking back, it was one of those days that ended up being more special that I could have ever imagined.


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