After adding a few more additions to my Be Happy List, I am energized enough to get my lingering-sick body up and out for a run. Knowing it’s not going to be an intense run, I decide to do a quick run to a geocache that has eluded me and the girls on two previous attempts, look around for it without kids, then head back home. A gentle, beautiful 1.5km later, I arrive in the trees and diverted river bed to search around. After a couple false attempts, I finally find the box hidden under a pile of wet bark and leaves. Yay!
But I am even more elated when I open it up and find a Travel Bug inside. (If you do not geocache, normally you find small $ store type ‘prizes’ inside and you take one and replace it with something new, but a travel bug is a registered key tag that you don’t keep, rather you put it in a new geocache so it can travel all over the world which you can track to see where it ends up!) At any rate, this is the first time I’ve found a travel bug so I’m excited by that alone. And then I see this:
My travel bug is named Be Happy. And I am so very grateful I found a moment amidst my grumpiness to write a happy list which gave me the energy to go for a run which inspired me to find a cache which was left just for me. I know it was.
So now I am no longer willing myself to be happy. I just am. Happy.
I run home, excitedly share my ‘Be Happy’ with my family and we are, all, happy.
Later, I run to the store and as I’m walking back to my car, I see, from afar, a poster that says Happy. I laugh but do not go investigate the poster. Only once I am home do I find myself curious as to what that poster was all about so I google Happy and my hometown. Which is when I discover that it just so happens to be World Happy Day and this documentary, Happy, is playing all over the world. Awesome.
You have got to be kidding me! You can not make this stuff up…
The universe is a crazy cool force don’t ya think?