You just might find what you need…

You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need
~ Rolling Stones
Have you ever noticed that on all the reality television shows filmed in Los Angeles, they show clips of the freeway traffic and busy Los Angeles streets?  They love to show Rodeo Drive, Robertson Blvd, and a perfect line of Palm Trees against a clear blue sky.   Oh the best scene has to be the traffic on the 10 freeway through downtown LA.  I always smugly laugh to myself and think, “What in the world is so exciting about the 10 freeway in traffic”? It just seems so ordinary, so boring.
Then it struck me, I had an “ah ha” Oprah moment, no joke –  I really did.  My big O moment happened when was I visiting the Urban Muser, who lives in New York City.  She had taken photographs on the subway on her way to work.  I was thinking to myself,  “how cool is that, I wish I lived in New York.”  
I started thinking about how I do this to myself all the time.  I look at what I don’t have instead of what I do
Today was going to be different,  I drove down my palm tree lined street into work,  in Newport Beach.  HELLO Louise wake up and smell the ocean,  welcome to California? Then I spent lunch at the OC Fair Farmer’s Market, you know the one that is available YEAR round.
I have a feeling my problem has rubbed off on Flapjack, he’s young and impressionable.  For example, he gets to eat calorie packed puppy food, but instead he noses through his kibbles to get one nibble of Daisy’s (fat beagle who drives me crazy, don’t ask) diet food that might have fallen in by mistake.
Can’t we all just be happy with what’s in our bowl? 
Isn’t it strange how the ordinary can become extraordinary when you just change your perspective? I think that’s in the bible somewhere.
I learned two things about myself today.
1. I will find whatever it is I set my mind to look for.
2. I realized I have many pairs of red shoes.
What do you think this means?
 Linking up today to 52 Weeks of Happiness
5 comments… add one
  • urban muser June 4, 2011, 12:54 pm

    love that first photo. i am glad you are finding that you like what's in your bowl! i'll keep the subway shots coming your way. thanks for the shout out!

  • Sippity Sup June 6, 2011, 3:42 pm

    I think you have found the key to happiness and attitude turns it. GREG

  • highplainsdrifters June 6, 2011, 4:50 pm

    Too many pairs of shoes? I'm a dude and am having trouble with that one …

    Oh, red shoes … well, maybe there's something to that.

    The key to being happy with what's in your bowl is hooking up with the right person who's going to fill it for you each day. Cheers!

  • Kim June 10, 2011, 5:40 am

    I love your photos!

    I myself have more red shoes (and small purses) I can count. I think it's representative of your fiery passion for all things good. 🙂 Need you another reason?!


  • Renee Fontes June 17, 2011, 12:43 am

    I have 1 pair of shoes. What does that mean?

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