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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Original Post - May 17, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Mine:

Letting into traffic, other people driving cars and riding bikes leads to a feeling of general well being for all involved.
WBraun

climber
May 17, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Just see.

You can't keep a secret.

You're no good ..... :-)
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 17, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
seeing my kids happy

Credit: kennyt

and wanting what you have.
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
May 17, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
1. Try to keep your expectations low.

2. Routinely exceed them.

3. Act like you don't know what the f*ck's going on.

That's all I got.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 17, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
"What's your secret to personal happiness ?"




Watching Spock kick the S#it out of KAHNNNNNN!!!!!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 17, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Climbing. Duh!
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 17, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Having a great relationship with my SO
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
May 17, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
quiet the mind

look at the sky

look at the trees

listen to the birds

sense the mother planet

sense the sacred silence
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
May 17, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
regular exercise, sunshine, and eating well.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 17, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Craving material things that i don't need and can't afford...
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 17, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
recognizing just how improbably awesome this whole rig is, you know ...
from the viewpoint of slime getting toasty on some forsaken planet
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
May 17, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Your Mom.
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
May 17, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
About 4 Full Sail IPA's and a dark night with a campfire. Wait , IDK. Where's your mom !
McCfly

climber
May 17, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
A work in progress for me.

So far this is what i have got:

Keep life as simple as possible, relationships, possessions and even work.

Everything in moderation except climbing ;)

Making a conscious effort on a daily basis to evaluate myself and be the best person i can be.

Doing the best i can to leave as little destruction behind on this earth as i can while i am here.

Knowing that today is just a bump in the road and that nothing on earth is permanent. That everything good and bad takes me to where i am heading and that wherever i am heading is exactly where i belong.

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 17, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Credit: apogee
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 17, 2013 - 07:35pm PT

hot corn beef sandwich and root beer
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 17, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Cheating DEATH, with style, for one more day.

Argentina Tango club with Heidi.
Argentina Tango club with Heidi.
Credit: Fritz



Oh----and hanging with friends---and even climbing a little.

Hanging with Donini, Aug 2010, COR, Idaho.
Hanging with Donini, Aug 2010, COR, Idaho.
Credit: Fritz

MH2

climber
May 17, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Large economies, small luxuries.


Maybe I got it backwards.
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
May 17, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Saving a life. Kissing the wife.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
2 days ago I was bent to task, prowling the aisles of Home Depot trying to find a product that would offer the key to work salvation and intuitive success in the competition for a buck.

A small child on her little bike pushed herself unhappily through a wide space, down the paint department. She slowly reached the point of complete discomfort and wailed loud and hard for attention.

It ground the construction marketplace to a halt and everyone stopped what they were doing.

The only thing that mattered instantly for a bunch of people trying to buy something, was seeing this child reunited with her dad.

It happened and a lot of people felt personally happy to have cared and were willing to help in a small moment.

Pretty cool !
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 17, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Ummm... It's a secret
...
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
May 17, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
happiness? no secret... just a mystery... like how they get those little ships in a bottle, or who/what/if is God...

?

little things
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 17, 2013 - 08:32pm PT


DMT
McCfly

climber
May 17, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
Who is gonna be the first one to post a picture of something that makes em happy but will also get them banned.

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Keep it nice McCfly,

Be the better woman or man you and I are capable of... and post up something good !
McCfly

climber
May 17, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Jim:

I am tempted very tempted i just wrote and deleted a bunch of garbage.

This thread has potential. Probably will not go very far being Friday with everyone out climbing the next couple days but it has potential.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
It's not such a big thing, expressing common acts of courtesy. It's graceful and innate to everyone.

Posting about something nice you did can be embarrassing though.

Kindness offered, doesn't mean there is some reward other than being and feeling better for it.
Psilocyborg

climber
May 17, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Don't get caught up in anything in this life. Just experience it. Let it be whatever it is.

oh and disappearing into the mountains for awhile...that makes me happy
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 17, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
It's not such a big thing, expressing common acts of courtesy. It's graceful and innate to everyone.
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+1
Kindness offered, doesn't mean there is some reward other than being and feeling better for it.
+1
Yep, Kindness, compassion, awareness...outside enjoying nature, wildflowers..... Music....Friends..seeing my *Mom...

This is documentary talks about this very subject...It's a really good watch...imo.
http://www.hulu.com/search?q=happy
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Drunk posting on the Taco.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
May 17, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Climbing when ever I can seems to helps.

Not letting other people influence my moods.

Avoid taking myself to seriously.

And of course:

My wife Ernita, and I. Can't remember the name of the place where this...
My wife Ernita, and I. Can't remember the name of the place where this photo was taken. Wink Wink
Credit: Guangzhou

Lucky for me, she also climbs.

My wife following "Ant Killer," a fun crack route with rock solid enou...
My wife following "Ant Killer," a fun crack route with rock solid enough to take gear at the local cliff.
Credit: Guangzhou
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Hey Jim, this is fun.

Let me pull another one off my feckin' huge list. I am sooo happy.

How about an inch thick prime ribeye, grilled perfect medium rare with some roasted potatatoes and fresh porcini mushrooms and a killer Barbaresco. Vegetables would just be in the way.
MisterE

Social climber
May 17, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Mine is letting people find their own fukking path.

I get delirious, I tell you.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
May 17, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Taking time to stop and smell the roses.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Mine is letting people find their own fukking path.

I can dig it. And letting them know when they are messing with my fukking path.
skywalker

climber
May 17, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Moving through life at my own speed. If I move too fast for others I will slow down humbly. If I'm too slow then I hope others will do the same. If that is kept in check...I'm happy! Hope your groove is groovin'!

S...
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
May 17, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
I don't know...


Anastasia

climber
Home
May 17, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Knowing it is not about you... The best stuff, the hurtful stuff, etc. The world is as it is and if you can accept the fact that you, yourself are not the source, you are not the center of everything. It eases the pressure and opens up to a whole other facet of reality. I myself find it humorous. Especially when someone gets passionate about petty subjects. Especially when they yell at others, as if anyone here really has control, really can change the scene just by yelling at it, bullying it, etc. It is not possible and I'm over it. Plus I will not struggle against the wind when there isn't anything to really to win against.

When do I feel really happy? It's when I get a chance to hear Aris giggling with his father and seeing Loki happy and content. When I see random acts of kindness, knowing there really are good people around. It's the small stuff that is HUGE. (Thanks Neebee.)



RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 18, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Cool thread Jim.


Drink lots of water. Go outside. Look around. Take it all in. Smile.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 18, 2013 - 12:45am PT
Key to personal happiness?

Happiness is never "personal".
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 18, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Really Jimmy?

You know me. Personal happiness? Camping with my kid and wife. Climbing a route with nobody around. Fishing off a boat with no perceived time-limits. Taking a nap on the couch with a dog at my feet, kid in my arms.

Life is simple and good if you open your eyes.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
May 18, 2013 - 08:08am PT
Friends, community and climbing, in that order. Recent studies in Blue Zone areas of the world where people regularly live to be over a hundred, have shown the importance of community.

"In fact, the world’s longevity all-stars living in the original Blue Zones® areas enjoy deep life-long friendships. They share their lives and healthy habits with one another, and the result is a happier, healthier community of individuals. " (from the Blue Zones Project Web site)

Yesterday I sent two new routes in Skaha, with a 63 year old friend who just established a 5.12B. A few days before, climbed some 5.11's with a 67 year old Calgarian. In a few weeks look forward to watching John Fantini climb a few 5.12 routes for his 70 birthday.

Happy, old climbers! I'm the kid in the bunch at 61.
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 18, 2013 - 08:15am PT
enjoying life
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 18, 2013 - 08:17am PT
Here's my take; I encounter things on a daily basis that seem like a brick wall. Usually financial in nature, I'm poor.

But, here's where I find happiness, I've done everything I could do, so whatever happens from that point on, I accept it.

Beyond that, I find happiness in knowing that I live my life respectfully.
Steve's sister

Social climber
Las Vegas, NV
May 18, 2013 - 08:18am PT
Knowing that it is my responsibility
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 18, 2013 - 08:26am PT
Short is the time that remains of your life
Live as on a mountain...

If you're searching happiness
you've lost it

as long as you keep searching
you won't find it

Just forget about happiness...

and then it will be there
once in a while...

Just let it go...

it's a gift...
a luxury...
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
May 18, 2013 - 09:07am PT
Watching people grow/recover as a result of something I helped them with.

The more you give, the less you care about what you get.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
May 18, 2013 - 10:04am PT
What a beautiful thread! And, it's illuminating and inspiring to see what has been shared here.

Here's what I've been playing with lately and it's a really gratifying practice.

If you want to make others happy, practice compassion.
If you want to make yourself happy, practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 18, 2013 - 11:37am PT
When the work is good, valuable, helps others, and is all done.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 18, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
knowing that i am going to die is my key to personal happiness
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 18, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Breathing.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 18, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
I really like some of the responses here.

Another mantra that helps sometimes:


Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 18, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
May 18, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Minding my own business.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
May 18, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Sensible shoes.
Comfortable underwear.
A good bowel movement.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 18, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
My secret to happiness is in my pants. My pants' pocket. I've got a pocket full of platitudes. Here is one I blatantly stole from Thucydides:

"the secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage"

or something like that

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 18, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Before satori I cut wood and hauled water.

After satori I cut wood and hauled water.
McCfly

climber
May 18, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Started reading the books Full Catastrophe Living and Awakening Joy this afternoon.

Seems like it all comes down to or at least back around to breathing....

WBraun

climber
May 18, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Before satori one cuts wood and hauls water.

After satori one burns wood to cook and drinks water to live ......
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 18, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
then moves to America and becomes one with stupidity....
WBraun

climber
May 18, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
then moves to America and becomes one with stupidity....


LOL

Excellent .... !!!!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 18, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Climbing a route with nobody around.

So nobody laughs at how bad you suck.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 18, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
It is kind of funny when you mention happiness how many people can get really sarcastic and cynical.

Enjoy it while it is there, it will go and come again.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 18, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Being sarcastic and cynical is what brings me happiness.
Seriously.

WB, why would one who has experienced satori care to continue samsara by cooking to eat and drinking to live?
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 18, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Me too, sometimes.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
May 18, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Being sarcastic and cynical is what brings me happiness.
Seriously

Damn straight!

It's what all us cool Bipolar kids are doing these days.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 18, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Mechrist...I find you positive and upbeat....Hopefully that sarcasm will bring you some more happiness..?
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 18, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
I'm happy, but sadly I just don't realize it yet.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 18, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
It's what all us cool Bipolar kids are doing these days.

buy the man a beer. No, two.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
May 18, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
McCfly wrote:
Started reading the books Full Catastrophe Living and Awakening Joy this afternoon.

Seems like it all comes down to or at least back around to breathing....

Last week I completed an eight week MBSR course, which is the one described in Jon Kabat-Zinn's book (Full Catastrophe Living). Prior to this I'd never (deliberately) practiced meditation. There were about twenty of us in the class and we're unanimous regarding the impact it had ... life transforming and mind blowing!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Wassial Wayne !

For that bottle of Schiopetto that was proffered and accepted while dropping off Big Mike and Kale his friend.

That was a random act of kindness and I want to say... Thanks !
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 18, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Breathing in and out which one of my friends is no longer doing.

I need to embrace the day, throw away anxiety and worry, and live while I'm still breathing.

None of us can buy a guarantee on tomorrow. Not even the richest, most powerful person on this planet.

Live Large, Love Large and Forgive Large. Today!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 19, 2013 - 04:30am PT
Lynne is right. It used to be hanging outside, playing with friends. Now? Breathing is good enough for me! Walking is even sweeter!!
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
May 19, 2013 - 06:42am PT
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

"OH-NO"
"OH-NO"
Credit: go-B


...it's going to be a bumpy ride so give thanks, pray, and trust in God!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 19, 2013 - 07:17am PT
My secret: Chocolate. 85% cacao or more.

McCfly

climber
May 19, 2013 - 07:27am PT
LoveGas:

Did you really do the eight week program...
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
May 19, 2013 - 07:44am PT
Compassion for all beings.
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 19, 2013 - 07:55am PT
None of us can buy a guarantee on tomorrow. Not even the richest, most powerful person on this planet.

That's why greed is such bullshit
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 19, 2013 - 10:13am PT
hey there all, say...

i will be back and share later, i just posted it and dial up ate it up...
so nice to know though, that i have personal happiness, :))
and not computer happiness, :)



note:

will be back, the mama robin is feeding it's baby, i woke up just in time to watch... had seen this similar show, before, but THIS year, i ACTUALLY GOT to see the mama feeding it...

after each chirp, it is not satisfied, as its need are now, to keep growing, :) and catch up to mom, :))
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 19, 2013 - 10:25am PT

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa

Instead of "happiness" I tend to focus on contentment....then happiness seems to pop in rather frequently.

Susan
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 19, 2013 - 10:55am PT
2nd breakfast followed by scrubbing choss while listening to Primus in the woods!
weezy

climber
May 19, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
1. to crush your enemies

2. see them driven before you

3. lamentation of the women

all followed up with a nice reisling and a bubble bath. it's the simple things.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
May 19, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
LoveGas:

Did you really do the eight week program...

Yes.

During a recent three-month climbing trip out West I crossed the paths of a few folks with unusually grounded energy. Vipassana meditation came up during conversation. I'm a skeptic but noted the name. Then in Joshua Tree under a big moon during a long walk from Wonderland back to HVCG, my partner opined that meditation, yoga, and massage were his three pillars of health. My skepticism was easing into curiosity so with open mind I made a vow to try to connect with each of those in the desert. During three months living under the stars I came close with many intriguing encounters, but it wasn't meant to be.

I'm a dirtbag.
Back in NYC I crashed a meditation studio but got their schedule confused (it was an advanced session). The teacher inquired what my deal was, then advised an MBSR course, and even better, she hooked up a full scholarship to cover tuition! I'd never heard of MBSR and wasn't especially psyched on it as I wanted an experience with a more 'cosmic' vibe like sitting in the dirt in the desert. However, as the first class date approached I realized that MBSR was a perfect meditation orientation for life in NYC as it's basically 8+ million stressed out people literally living on top of one another ... polar opposite to being in the middle of the Mojave. I approached it with an open mind, never missed a class, and did the homework.

I'm only now reading Full Catastrophe Living after the course ended. In the middle of the class I read Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go There You Are, which is a pearl of a book featuring exquisite concise writing which was helpful in refining my understanding of the practice. The course itself had no required or recommended reading other than the printed handouts each week (the last class we were given a list for continued reading) and we were asked not to take any notes during class to bypass the habit of reinforcing lifelong behavior/value/culture orientations and were to rely instead on our memory.

The benefits came from the daily practice ... every day for eight weeks. Simply reading about it or thinking about it isn't going to cut it as the point is active non-doing, concentrated non-thinking. I don't believe I would have had the discipline to do it on my own for eight weeks from a book. Discussion in class was very helpful plus part of the course deals with communication (internal and external). Initial efforts can result in uncertain, vague, subtle, paradoxical, indifferent, or even negative responses so having the feedback of 20 others plus an experienced instructor was useful.
I recall trying to teach myself to meditate once about 20 years ago, and gave up after about half an hour. Everyone's different, but for me the effects came subtly at first then manifested with enormous potency. As I mentioned, mind blowing and life transforming. I'm just a baby at this but no longer a skeptic.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 19, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Personal happiness means to me, that ive left something positive in some manner, be it planted trees, acres thinnned, someone saved or found, a friend helped, a trigger squeezed.. Its means many things to me in retrospect that will only be added to in the future.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
May 19, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Flying under the radar--Doing what needs to be done and trying not to get hung up on righteousness
Still trying to find that song and still enjoying the search
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 19, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
Credit: kennyt
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 19, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
A cup of good coffee first thing in the morning.....followed by a good bowel movement.
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 19, 2013 - 06:02pm PT

A cup of good coffee first thing in the morning.....followed by a good bowel movement.

Well said, Donini!

...followed by a good bowel movement.

(Second only to sex.)
Captain...or Skully

climber
May 20, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
No secret...Do what you do, be true, roll with it.
Cheers.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 20, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
A cup of good coffee first thing in the morning.....followed by a good bowel movement.

And a good bowl movement too!

DMT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 20, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
hey there say, all...

mine is, first, taking time for praying, alone, and soaking in life
around me... and then:

keeping my conscience clean, following up with setting my heart to know-and-do what it is that i should be doing, each day, and doing it to the best of my abilty, with grace, that i can... as to being a blessing to others and solid anchor for myself, as god sees fit...

*still learning, as i hit the ol' trail, folks, :)


:)
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
May 20, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Coiling my ropes in a backpack coil and adamantly avoiding that damn mountaineer coil that as plastic surgery is; looks good but sucks over time.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 20, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
hot corn beef sandwich and root beer
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 20, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Girth.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
This crew provides all the happiness I really need:
Kids at [redacted] crag in the [redacted].
Kids at [redacted] crag in the [redacted].
Credit: WyoRockMan
dirtbag

climber
Jul 8, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Self love, everyday, treat it like taking a multi-vitamin daily.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 8, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
12 steps.exercise.dont be too hard on myself. a loving and forgiving family
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 8, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Lots of little things that are all about appreciating what a person already has, not about "wants and the desires outside of that." (This easy... My family is everything to me.)

Knowing great and good things are possible. That you are busy making good and great things happen everyday. (Bill does this easily so I am trying to mimic him.)

Not holding on to bitterness or anger. (This is really hard, part of me wants justice, fairness and that I need to present the facts and beat it out of them. The other part of me knows that this can only happen if I let go, let the laws of nature take care of it, to first be fair to myself by not being part of the bad. Super Duper HARD.)
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jul 8, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
A nice solid sh#t after a couple days of the runs
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 8, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Lol.. Dru... How about the first sh!t about a week after a major surgery! ;) oh the relief! ;)
saa

climber
not much of a
Jul 8, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
I m with Apogee and Spider Savage.
Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Jul 8, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
The hardest lesson in happiness is one I was told long ago, and it took me a decade of working at it to really incorporate it.

"Choose to be happy."

I am a naturally negative and pessimistic person, which serves me well in my job, but not always in my personal life. Simply choosing to be happy, and to be happy about the little crap now works for me. My jealous streak has mostly faded, and I am content to have my lot in life, more have less than have more so who am I to want more?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
A cup of good coffee first thing in the morning.....followed by a good bowel movement.

Please tell me that you get out of bed first!!!












Truth is; you can't be happy all the time. You have to be sad sometimes just in order to be able to be happy.
But if something gets me down I know what to do.
I take it out and shoot it full of holes.

It is very therapeutic.

For me at least.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 8, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
The serenity prayer.
Good friends.
Marveling in the beauty of the natural world.
Steering clear of karmic debt.
The malty goodness of a fine imperial stout.

rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
is simpler than all that...

no expectations; suffering evaporates when you find this mark


Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 8, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Toker Villain,

Could you come over here to do a little therapy by shooting a Mountain Lion full of holes for me?

It will increase my own happiness very much. We have a Big cat roaming in our neighborhood. It's been a real bummer, especially for Loki and the kiddo. Neither of them understand that the reason they can't play in the yard anymore is... I am just not allowing the two of them to be cat food.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 8, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Hey, sometimes the right guy with a gun can be your best friend.

Unfortunately, the other side of the coin ain't so pretty.

Ron is probably the former.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jul 8, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
"What does it mean to be here? Well I know, be cause I can, and I will."

Dr. Dog

Sex and climbing make me happy
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 9, 2013 - 07:38am PT
What's your secret to personal happiness ?

I recognize when it happens.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:33am PT
A higher purpose in life. Could be collecting stamps or whatever, but you got to be pursuing a dream.
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Trundling
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