Wake Up to Happiness

Tim Anderson
4 min readJun 28, 2022

take one step and then another…

Morning. ©Tim Anderson

The sun slowly rises on another beautiful day!

If one wants to, happiness can be found, somewhere. Look for it because it is worth the journey.

A few days ago I read a post that alluded to the premise of “why even get up in the morning? It’s all bad!”

To this I say, “Bah-humbug!” The mere fact that you woke up should be cause for celebration. Sure, many things are happening that could serve to drag one down, deep into the cavern of unhappy experiences. I choose to not follow that path.

“Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile.”

As you guessed, I am an optimist at the core. I believe that for every unhappy occurrence in my life there is an equal and happy occurrence in my life. It doesn’t take long to figure that out. Forgetting about the awakening happy thing, be thankful for the warmth of the sun, the beauty of clouds, the sound of your children’s laughter, the relaxed breathing of your loved one lying next to you. Soon, your angst could possibly turn into awe and wonder.

I don’t have my head stuck in the mud and I do know there are many things that are stretching us to our collective limit. And I also know the upcoming election drama may well stretch into some form of eternity. As with many other “negatives” that continue to cross my path, I try as much as possible to put them in their proper place — as a part of my life — but not my life.

Sunrise. ©Tim Anderson

The beauty of an evening walk home.

I stay in contact with my family and close friends to make sure they are OK and keep up with the news, not daily, but pretty much weekly. Watching news daily would cause my mind to explode. Not a pretty picture, in the least!

I am a photographer and am consistently amazed by the beauty around me. Even the slightest shadow can slow my pace when I walk. The angles of a building or the design of a car enable me to stare in wonder. I see other people walking and…

Tim Anderson

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