3 May

It’s funny, here I am in Thailand, living on a beautiful island, diving everyday. To the people reading my blog it may seem all very exotic, but like anything it just becomes a reality. I sometimes just take it for granted. Well not so much that I take it for granted, but more that I don’t really take in what I’m doing and where I am, as it becomes routine.

But then I have times where I have a brain fart and snap out of it and realise where I am, I realise that my current reality was only a dream a couple of months ago. It’s so funny how a dream can become a reality so quickly.


Yesterday I had one of these brain farts. I had taken the afternoon off diving, was laying in the hammock with Mandy, trying to rummage the energy in the afternoon heat to get up and take the bike for a little adventure over to one of the more remote beaches.

While we were lying on the beach sipping cheap red wine from plastic yoghurt containers looking out at the solitary rock rising out of the shallow clear water, I thought to myself, ‘wow, this is pretty cool, I’m lucky’.


So I decided to write a post about it. To let people sit back and take a minute to be happy with what you have. OK, so you may not be lying on a beach in Thailand, but you will have many things that you just take for granted, friends, family, cool job, nice house, or maybe your just content.

And if your not happy with what your got, just be happy for all the things you don’t want and don’t have.

OK, I’ve done my good deed, I’m going to heaven, enjoy.

By the way if you send this message on to 10 people your day will be full of happiness,

if you send this message onto 50 people you life will be full of happiness,

if you send this message onto 100 people, you’re just a bloody fool, and if your going to do that then you may as well send your credit card details to because I just won the lottery and want to give half the money to you.

Nuthin but love Hap

8 Responses to “Reality”

  1. Ngaire at 9:41 am #

    Awsome attitude Hap! I think too many of us forget to appreciate what we have already in our lives! Miss your happy-go-lucky attitude around the place…..peace love & respect bro! xoxo

    • Hap at 4:09 pm #

      Hey love,
      back at ya, miss your smiley bouncy ways, gutted won’t be catching up with you here in Thailand, would of loved to gone diving with you, since I’m a dive master now! Could of taken you out on your own little dive trip. But mate, hopefully be catching up with you in the next chapter, Argentina! woop woop, you been talking about it, dooooooo it! Haze going to be that way as well.

      Hope all going well for you in that beautiful city of Perth, big love coming to you, say gidday to the crew, infact I can do that as will be seeing them soon, excited.

      Nuthin but love Hap

  2. Dandy at 4:40 am #

    Ha! I like it…and here I am sitting in a government office, I have a massive window looking out onto – rain rain rain! Gotta love Victoria! But….not too long ago this is exactly what I was hoping for – the job I mean! So yeah, absolutely agree with you.

    By the way you’re looking more and more Marleyish every time a see a new pic of you Hap! Keep it up and keep living the reality AND the dream!

    PS on a clear sunny day the massive window view is fantastic! Just in case you thought I was complaining…

    Cheers, DanDy

    • Hap at 11:07 am #

      I love it mate!

      It sounds like I’m the Dandy now, role reversal. NIce work on the job, maybe you can pull some NOrth American governmental strings and get me into that continent.
      Summer should be hitting Victoria soon aye? ummm that will be good times. Alright mate, give my love to Wendy, hope you both doing well.

      NBL Hap

  3. crystal edge at 6:47 am #

    You’re pretty philosophical mister…thanks for reminding me to keep being grateful for all I’ve got (yes, even if it isn’t a beach in Thailand!) I also loved the idea to be grateful for what I don’t have/want…there’s a long list!
    Keep up the positive vibes:)

    • Hap at 8:30 pm #

      yeah mate,
      travelling always brings out the philoshopical side, i love it.
      Sending you positive hugs.
      NBL Hap

  4. Wendy at 3:34 pm #

    I love your writing so much. Love Wendy

    • Hap at 8:24 pm #

      Cheers Wendy,
      Means alot coming from you, you being a published author and all! Always think about you when I think about writting a book after I have completed my travels. All those hours you spent in front of the computer and writting notes on your pad while in Korea. An inspiration! I will be picking your brains in a couple of years for some tips.

      I hope you and Caleb are great back in Canada and you’re still writting.

      Thank you for the comment.

      Nuthin but love Hap

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