|Navigational Art and Directions By Colleen Yorke, © 2015.|
While defining happiness goes multiple ways, there is one road to attaining happiness. And yes, of course I am talking about running. Whether we track every mile or run gadget-free, the road naturally lays out goals and challenges. Completing goals that once seemed impossible underscore the power of what we can do when we put our mind to it. Interconnected with reducing stress and increasing self-confidence, running also can make our spirits soar. When I am running, I am running on pure happiness!
Today's run was 10.79 miles long, and I kept it mostly to jogging pace. I visited two downtown Los Angeles parks, the Echo Park and the Vista Hermosa Park. As the sun was just setting on the brim by the Echo Lake, I saw my own reflection dancing on the water. Suddenly I was reminded of a quote by Omar Khayyám: "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Five miles down the road, I continued my run with the DTLA Running Group. We took some stairs and ran across the Convention Center parking lots. It was a great night for running, and the scenery displayed Los Angeles in all its liveliness.
|Flash Break at the Echo Park, 2014.|
Happiness is a choice.