365 Ways #7–What makes you happy? Posted on August 05, 2010, 0 Comments

#7–Where’s Loganville? If you don’t know where it is, you can’t get there. Now with that thought in mind, tell me this: what makes you happy? If you don’t know the answer to that question, you’re not alone. Many of us have no idea about what makes us truly happy. There’s no googlemaps for happiness. And if you don’t know what makes you happy, it’s kind of hard to feel that way.

Being healthy makes me happy. I’m braving TSA and flying to Houston with my wife to go to M.D. Anderson for my annual bone marrow biopsy next week. I get to leave my son, take time off work, spend lots of money on plane fare and a hotel, and hang out in what could be considered a depressing place full of sick people as I wait to get a needle drilled into my backside sans anesthesia. I say “get to” rather than “have to” because it’s my choice–I’m motivated by health. Being healthy is what makes me happy, and the care I receive there helps keep me healthy.

So does eating organically. And going to bed on time. And drinking enough pure, clean water. And exercising. And breathing deeply; And thinking of all the good I’ve yet to do, to share, to teach. Happiness is easy to find. Your life is the compass. Live it.