I came home from work early. Not as in “earlier than I was supposed to” or “earlier than usual”. Just…early.
I was plunked down in a lawn chair by the pool by 3:15pm.
Not bad. Not as in “not bad for a Monday” or “not bad for January. Just…not bad.
I soaked my feet and legs in the cold pool. I lounged and listened and thought and watched. And smiled.
Because when you’re in your happy place it’s not about “happier than before”, nor is it “not quite as happy as it could be ‘if’ only…”
Just happy. And that’s good any time. And now.