So…What’s This All About Anyways?

The saying, phrase, motto, whatever you want to call it, “Always happy. Never satisfied.™” is the reason we are here. Where did it come from? It started out as, “Always be happy. Never be satisfied. It was used that way for many years We shortened it for this project to keep things simple and to the point. I wish I had some great story about how I was doing something for greater mankind or was hired to write a great screenplay and came up with it or something cool like that. In reality it only came up because I noticed that people have cool sayings at the bottom of letters, emails, etc and I thought I needed one because I wanted to be cool too. So I thought about some options, tweaked them and ended up with a great saying that says a lot about my philosophy on life and who I am and what I want to be. I hope the “Always happy” part is an easy one to figure out. I may not always appear to be happy all of the time, but I try and I think I have a pretty good start. I do have a pretty big mouth, physically that is, and when you add a big smile to it I get my fair share of comments. I also have a rather hardy laugh that seems to run in the family. I think there will be a lot of people that will back me up on this one. So we will leave the first part at that. But what is the “Never satisfied” part all about? It very simple and not at all negative. By being “Never satisfied” that just means I am striving to be the best I can be all of the time. If I do well in a race I should be happy. But that doesn’t mean I stop there and accept it. I will work even harder to continue to be better the next time out. If I keep working hard and I am happy with my results but then still keep pushing and never settle for being just “satisfied”, then I should hopefully be happy all the time yet never satisfied with my results and always getting better. Whew…got that? Now use this philosophy in everything you do: Mountain biking, reaching out to friends and family in need, work, you name it. I try my best every day to do this and hopefully this will encourage others to think that way as well.

And now we have this website called alwayshappylife.com and the company Always Happy Life. I wanted to use the motto and make sure people knew we were focusing on the positive. Not everybody gets that at first. Always Happy Life, as a name is pretty positive, so we went with it. It has grown on us and when we added the logo and the icon it just makes me happy to look at it and think about where we can go with it. And have you ever tried to get a logo designed when your motto is Always happy. Never satisfied.™? Boy was that tough! We worked with some great designers, but I was never satisfied with the end result until our current one. Imagine that. And of course I have tweaked this one as well. But we are lucky to have our friends Beth and Cary at Cre843 to thank for giving us Harry, our icon, as well as the logo. We will eventually let you in on the story behind his name. He’s our new mascot and we are glad he will be around to put a smile on our faces and hopefully yours too.

So to recap…our plan with this website is to incorporate our great life experiences and other peoples as well for you to read about and hopefully inspire everyone to grow, try new things and make our world better. On top of that we plan to go out into the real world, leaving the cyber world behind and physically help with the causes, check out great places in the world and hang out with the people that we share about here. Then we will show and tell you what we have done and what they are doing and give examples of ways you can get out and enjoy the world and make it a better place. So if you have something great to share and want help with exposure and maybe even physical, help please let us know. We’ll be starting a list. We’re pretty good at making them, but we are also really good at checking things off. Or just invite us to come play with you and write about it.

Most people know why we have a store on the website. To make money…of course! But we plan to put a twist on the store to help back up our blog . We will be working with some of the organizations that we write about here to make special merchandise in order to give back. One of the first items we are working on will be a special “Ed”-ition shirt supporting Down Syndrome Awareness. Might as well capitalize on my name while we’re at it. The idea will be to design the shirt in the colors of the organization and then give a portion of the profits directly to the organization. We will then head out and support Chase’s Chaser’s as the team strives to be one of the top fundraisers for Down Syndrome in the Buddy Walk this October in Charlotte, North Carolina. We will be working even closer to home when we ride in the Iceman Mountain Bike Race with my brother’s family, Becky and some other friends in November. This is not a charity event, but we will use this to show off one of the cool areas of our great country in a sport that is an excellent way to stay in shape and is a passion for many people. We want to support active, healthy lifestyles, since being that way helps us to be happy too. We hope to be able to expand on this with other opportunities as well. This will all be based on the opportunities brought to us and the success of the brand. So hopefully if you have made it this far, we have something you can relate to and you will come back often. Feel free to comment in public or send us a private note to info@alwayshappylife.com or just keep coming back and enjoying our site.


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2 Responses to “So…What’s This All About Anyways?”
  1. Toni says:

    What a hilarious pic….. I love the logo and philosophy. Youput into words what I have thought about for years. You can BE happy but dreaming big always keeps you wanting more. I will wear my shirt proudly and put your word out. Thanks, Toni

  2. Becky says:

    Thanks Toni! We need pics of you in your shirt!

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