Happiness and Where Time Stands Still

I frequent my favorite restaurant on a monthly basis and the same series of events occurs each time I enter the establishment with my friends: we inform the hostess we’ll be sitting at the bar, are greeted by our favorite bartender who resembles Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who assists us with drink selections, and then we choose our favorite entrees. It has been the same process for the past year.

In an ever-changing world, this routine is predictable as clockwork. It provides me with solace knowing The Rock will slide me a beverage, my food will always be up to par, and I have time to disengage from my life for an hour. While many events have changed in the word, this place provides a sense of security because time seems to stand still here. I appreciate it’s predictability and reliability.

What place in your life provides you with consistency, safety, and security?