One night, driving home from work, I was staring at a red stop light, deep in thought, pondering what I would title my blog. Suddenly, my car warned me that I needed to get gas; that I was running on empty. Those three words jogged across my mind a few times. "Running on empty. Running on empty. Running on..." And suddenly, I started to apply that metaphor to my life. What is it that I run on? What is it that I want to run on? What do I want to be? And then I came to the conclusion: Out of everything in life, I want to be happy. Everyday. Not just at certain times, or around certain people. I want to be happy simply existing.
So, I decided to title my blog "Running on Happiness" because happiness is the fuel that moves my bones. It gets me out of bed in the morning and allows me sleep peacefully at night. It sings to me when I'm sad and laughs when I embarrass myself. Happiness is not always easy, because life is not always easy. But fortunately, we are given two gifts: the opportunity for a new day, and choice. Will we make the most of it?
I don't want this blog to be strictly about what I wear. I want it to be what I titled it. It is my hope to gain more knowledge, more insight and to share with each other, so that we all can become happier people. Because I've been told by my friend, "happiness is a serious problem."
But tell me friend, before I go, what is it that you run on?