Happiness is Finding New Experiences
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ~ Anais Nin
Lately I’ve been traveling a bit and I love it, I love seeing new places, eating new foods and experiencing the different ways the world works. The Cliffs of Moher, pictured above were magnificent. Often, particularly in western countries there are subtle differences that catch me by surprise. Recently in Ireland one little difference was the type of sandwiches for sale at the train station. There were some of the standards like ham and cheese, but the one I bought was chicken and stuffing, after carefully slipping by the cheese and relish sandwich. Now we have all of these things in the United States, we just deem not to make them in sandwiches. I love chicken and stuffing sandwiches and have to admit to having made turkey and stuffing sandwiches after Thanksgiving.
Now sandwich options are pretty minor in life and in our pursuit of happiness, but the beauty of difference and experiences are that they create new possibilities. See, as I said, our lives in the US and Ireland are pretty similar, the differences come from the choices we make with all of the same things. In the same way two people make different choices in the same circumstances, we can choose to be happy or unhappy. So, the next time things aren’t going right, take a look at things from a new angle, get a new perspective and maybe it’ll bring you a new experience and make you a bit happier. As always, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane