I am in awe sitting outside on my patio this morning and blogging this message. The beauty of all the life that is around me and the sounds and the smells. Even my dog, running over to the chickens to apparently let them know who’s boss, is enjoyable to sit and watch. So many illusions of problems we think surround us despite also being surrounded by all this beauty gets very confusing. The illusion of thinking someone needs to be right or wrong, The illusion that we are so different that we can not understand each other. The illusion that our feelings are a mystery to others. Running our own race is part of the lesson but so is enjoying the splendor of creation along the way and accepting that the challenge including illusion of suffering will always be there and so will the reward at the finish. Today’s happiness challenge is to put into practice a delayed response to everything. What’s the rush, we know the destination.