Happiness Project–Choosing a new dawn…

Choosing a new dawn...

Get on with it…face the demons of the day. Today I woke early and nervous. I faced something scary. Then I got on with it and grabbed snowshoes, layered up and headed out into the rest of my day.

I’m learning new aspects of myself. Some I like. Some scare me. Some just make me itch. I caught notice of woodpeckers today and it made me consider the pecking order of things. Then I harkened back to the idea that it was a new day. I attempted to let go of what was troubling me.

Pecking Orders

Winter, February, Cold, they are all things to survive. Change, something to adjust to. So when you get a little sunshine in the cold Upper Peninsula winter it is time to make endorphins. Time to soak up some vitamin D. Get the blood pumping. Listen to the wind howl down hillsides, through pine boughs. Notice signs of life from chickadee to woodpecker, track animals.

Make a new path...

Make a choice for Happiness. In fact make it a project! That’s what I am doing this whole year. I am choosing magical happiness for 365 days. I know who I want to be inside and out. I know what it will take to get me there. Today it was that hike in snowshoes on Baby Lake Trail in Ishpeming’s Al Quaal park. One bank sign said it was 9 degrees farenheit. I know there was wind. But the crisp day moved me along. And I saw beauty.

Baby Lake Trail, Ishpeming MI.


About kimnixon

Upper Peninsula Michigan Artist and Writer

Posted on February 8, 2011, in Happiness Project 2011 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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