Happy is Good

I recently took a much-needed break and headed to the California coast with my sister.  We both very much needed to disconnect.

The first day we headed to Zuma beach.  I was sitting in my chair with my umbrella, my eyes closed and listening to the waves hit the shore, smelling the sea, toes in the sand – mindful – I realized I was smiling.  I was happy.  Happy is good.

After the beach we went to a wine tasting, then drove back through Topanga Canyon to the Valley where my niece lives.  Turning on my favorite playlist, listening to Fleetwood Mac (my favorite!), while driving through the winding canyon road, laughing, singing….feeling again.  It was like living in a cool movie scene, but it was real!  I was happy.

The next day we headed to some touristy spots with my niece and her toddler. My niece is more like my little sister; we have a strong bond so hanging with her is just natural.  Her son is adorable and it was fun to get to know him a little better.  After the Grove and Farmer’s Market, we headed again to the ocean.  We needed to see it one more time.  One can never see the ocean enough.

The next morning we headed back to Arizona.  I love my home state so heading home was ok…except my disconnection was much too short.  I need more of these trips.  Life is flying by.

The weather is changing and the snow will be falling up north soon so I think the next break will include a trip to the mountains.