The Happiest Place On Earth

It is simply the happiest place on earth. There are no signs telling you that once you arrive. There are no signs telling you how to get there. In fact, there are no signs at all at least from what I can tell.  

This place though, is as close to perfect as we can get. Also, there is not a single care in the world. At least not one I can see.

There are simply no bad days here although there is actually only one thing bad and that will end up being your fault.

I discovered this place by happenstance years ago and it has remained a constant ever since.  Where I go to run at a football field was locked and I had to run on the greenway.

As I plodded along, something caught my eye, up ahead on the right and I crossed the road and ran up there, I stood in amazement for at least 10 minutes.

I had found the happiest place on earth.

A dog park. A simple dog park.

I counted about 30 dogs just running around and chasing each other and having the time of their lives. Then I looked at the people that were there and everyone was smiling.  Strangers talking to each other like long lost friends.

I say it has remained a constant because recently when the sun was out and the temperatures were in the low 70’s, I stopped by there and it was still the same as it was the first time I ventured in there fifteen years ago.

I would take my sweet dog Lillie there for years before she passed away and it was her place.  After we said goodbye to her, I went to that park and spent hours sitting on the bench and just smiling, yes crying, about all the fun times we had there.

A dog park.  Simply the happiest place on earth.  Oh, before I forget, the only bad thing to happen to you while there, let’s just say, watch where you step.

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