Apr 14, 2013
What are YOU beholding as a Californian?
I realize that your every waking moment is probably not filled with stroke-inducing levels of excitement. Surely, though, you must experience moments when you feel lucky to be in California, as most Californians do.
In a land full of an endless variety of climates, scenery, philosophies, ideas, professions and people, there's something for everyone in our Golden State. If you run out of stuff, then invent something new.
You can live in a tree house, dye your hair purple, start an asparagus cult, do cartwheels on a mountaintop, eat flower petals, talk to butterflies, make clothing out of tree bark, and communicate to other worlds using toenail clippings if you like.
In California, someone else will think your scene is hip and groovy. Nothing's too bizarre around here. Just be who you are. Be beautiful.
Years ago, I knew this lady who felt free enough to scrawl a message in gigantic script on her living room wall which stated:
Be real... gently.
Other people I've known have actively pursued perfection, wealth, love, freedom, independence, dreams and 'impossible' goals. Everyone is different, but we all want to be happy.
The pursuit of happiness is totally American but, in California, it's always within reach. Those Californians who say "California sucks" are not reaching. Ignore them and, if it's you who says that, ignore your own negativity and start LIVING.
Beauty, wealth, splendor, happiness, glamor and abundance surround us all in the Golden State. If one part of California isn't your style, another will be. Do what you want. Be who you feel. Have what you desire.
There are about 7-billion reasons why folks around the planet want to visit California or live here. If you honestly don't understand why, then you need a head change.
Get outside and find out how big California really is and how many things there are to enjoy.
It is a total sin to live in California and not experience it in real life. Television, magazines and the internet will only take you so far. Get outdoors, get a breeze in your face, and say hello to somebody.
California is INTERACTIVE, after all.
There are 40-million Californians to meet, a thousand miles of beach to walk, and countless cultures to taste and experience.
You will never run out of people, places and things right here in your own state. It's all a BLAST.
Once you open up your mind, get out of your shell, and dare yourself to start living large, you'll discover how totally California you really are.
It's a Beautiful Life!