The secret to happiness is recognizing it when you’re experiencing it

My sister has that phrase in a frame in her house. It’s something she tries to remember and live her life by. But at the same time she thinks that’s kind of strange since she told me it came from a Honda ad.

Different car. Similar sentiment.

Today, this Honda ad really resonated with me. I’m sitting in a Houston airport waiting for my flight to take me home. I came down for something kind of silly. An appeal I worked on was going to have an oral argument at the appellate court. I’m such a nerd that I was excited by this. The court doesn’t normally hear oral arguments on cases and just decides them on the briefs, so this was the first time that something that I worked on would be heard before the court. So I took a 4 hour plane ride to hear a 15 minute argument. It was pretty awesome.

While here, I met up with some of the attorneys I worked with when I lived here. We told war stories, and I felt confidant, which is a fairly new thing for me. I was happy. I enjoyed it. Do I want to move back here?

No. Reminiscence has a way of dusting off the bad parts of memories. I always loved my job, but I never really liked living in Houston. I just wish I could find a way to recapture that feeling of happiness.

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About emmawolf

I'm a freelance writer living in Baltimore with my husband, son, and two cats. I'm working on editing my first novel. I love reading, traveling, and the cello.
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2 Responses to The secret to happiness is recognizing it when you’re experiencing it

  1. Raunak says:

    and I’m moving to a place for a job I love…but I hate that place 😦

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