Today was the day that happiness occurred to me. It's strange to think that an emotional state, a rather vague concept, can just occur, but that's what happened. I came across this great happiness. Happiness is living life exactly how you want to be living it. For me that's found in engaging with the world around me. Whether that's working a USGA polling booth for two hours telling various peers to "Have a nice day!" or sitting outside of Starbucks with a few friends soaking up this unusual February sunshine, it's embracing my surroundings and making the most of them. Days like today remind me how much I love this time in my life, these college years. They deserve to be cherished. It occurred to me that the phrase "stressed out" is used way too loosely these days amongst my peers, and I am one of its greatest abusers. This isn't stress, this is life. And this life, it's more than okay. In fact, it's pretty terrific.