"Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it's too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow."
- Paul H. Dunn
Ever run into those people who are happy-go-lucky for no apparent reason?
Whether rain or shine, traffic or open road, they've got a smile on their face. In fact, they've got never ending sunshine no matter how many raindrops fall on their head.
There's a method to their madness.
It's this little thing called perspective.
One morning I had a meeting downtown. I was dreading the drive because I knew it would take me three times as long to get down there as it would if there were no traffic.
As I drove, I looked around at the scenery and listened to music. To my left, I saw a young woman in her car, stuck in traffic like me.
Only not like me, since she was completely rocking out to her music. In fact, she was having the time of her life. Her windows were up so I had no idea what she's listening to. She was moving to the music and shaking her head. She was lip-syncing the words. I frantically turned on my radio and switched to all the possible channels she could be listening to.
Well, I wanted whatever she was having.
I wanted to tune into the same frequency
...in an otherwise boring, uneventful ride.
Have you ever encountered someone like that? They’re just happy and you don’t know why. They’re happy – or sad – for no particular reason at all.
We all face challenges. The late great Prince once said that we’re gathered here to get through this thing called life.
But it’s not about what we go through, it’s about how we respond. Your response is determined by what frequency you’re tapped into. We all experience the same things over and over again. History does repeat itself. Life repeats itself. How will you respond? Are you sitting in traffic with a frown on your face because you’re currently stuck? Or are you going to find a way to enjoy the ride?
We’re all on this highway called life. And we've all got ways to make our journeys more enjoyable. But it all depends on the frequency you’re tuned in to.
So tune in. Turn up.
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