I am grateful for natural highs
This year I experienced my second sober New Years celebration since I started drinking 15 years ago. I felt alot better this time around. Marijuana became legal here recently and I thought I would give it a try as it's a better alternative after quitting drinking. I didn't end up enjoying as I expected though. I think anytime we really seek something outside of ourselves to achieve happiness is not really healthy. It can be alcohol, drugs, obsessive sex, shopping, whatever.
I'm trying to remember that happiness comes from our internal state of mind and how we choose to perceive things. I am grateful for our minds ability to experience natural highs when we are truly open and living in the moment. from my runners high, to watching the sunsets, meditation, and listening to music.