Happiness can be a Roller Coaster
Ahh the best laid plans. So this weekend was supposed to be two full-pack day hikes, replicating my hike in a couple of weeks to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon. Happily, the first day went really well, even under full pack my pace was really good. It was a beautiful sunny day.
I headed back into town and ate a really great meal, or so I thought. Whether it was the leftover chili or the gumbo I’d just made something wasn’t right. That’s right, I poisoned myself. It came on hard and fast, my pulse rate went up, my blood pressure spiked and the next thing I know I was getting violently ill. It only lasted for about an hour but it was pretty intense and I crashed out pretty hard last night.
So, today I thought I was better off taking it easy and doing some writing. Some people might call it a bad weekend, but that’s where the choice comes in. I could choose to focus on the bad food and the sickness and the loss of a day of hiking. Or I could choose to focus on a really great day of hiking, the beautiful sunny days this weekend and a chance to get some writing done. I’m choosing to call it a good weekend, because being happy is about focusing on the positive. I hope you had a good weekend as well, if you didn’t, maybe you should take a minute and reconsider, perhaps you can decide to adjust your focus and maybe you had a happy weekend after all my friends. ~ Rev Kane