Happiness in the form of time in nature and specifically by a body of water.
I’ve been lucky enough in my life to live in amazingly beautiful places with nature as the main attraction. I spent several years living in Yosemite, then the Grand Canyon, was able to spend a lot of time on a lush island called Ilhabela when I lived in Brazil, and the beautiful rainforested area of the Northern Rivers here in Australia. I have never taken these for granted as the natural world regenerates me in a way that is almost indescribable but distinctly peaceful.
I particularly like to spend time near water- be it the ocean, a nice flowing river, a lake, and today it was at the Glenbrook Lagoon with some friends.
The peace and tranquility of the ripping water, the wind in the Gumtrees, the symphony of cicadas, and the fresh mountain smell makes my heart feel full.
I’m sharing this as part of my 10 day happiness adventure of recognising happiness, capturing it, sharing it, and inviting others to join in all for the reason that it feels good. ❤️
Here’s a pic of Abe and one of his best mates 🙂