Channel your Inner Happy Camper!

Being a Happy Camper means being happy, grateful, and healthy. Be proud of who you are and all that you have in this world. You can achieve amazing things if you believe in yourself as we believe in you. We don’t want to get too sappy here, but we believe in you with all our hearts!

Determine Your Why

Life is amazing, but let’s be honest, life isn’t easy. There are lots of tough choices and moments; especially if you’re dealing with a chronic disease or a health issue of your own or that of a loved one.  When life gets real and the going gets rough, it’s our Purpose that keeps us going.  It’s our Why behind what we do that gives us the strength to keep going. This applies to wellness, too. When the cravings creep in or going to workout sounds a lot less appealing than staying on your comfy couch, it’s our Why that keeps our actions consistent and aligned with who we want to become.

We’d love to encourage you to take some time and think about the Why behind your choice to pursue a Gluten-Free diet. Why did you decide to embark on this journey or why did you decide to at least consider it?  Maybe it’s because you’re tired of feeling tired, maybe it’s because you feel sick or maybe you “just” sense that there is more to food and you want to learn more about it.  Whatever your first answer is, we encourage you to ask why again – and then again! We believe that eventually you’ll come out with some version of “I want to feel good” or “I want to thrive.”

The Happy Camper Purpose

Which brings us to our Purpose.  As a company for Happy Campers and as individuals, our Purpose is to help you thrive and achieve your best, most authentic version of yourself.  We want to learn from you as much as we want to share! We’ve been on this journey for many years now, but we don’t claim we have all the answers. Achieving our ultimate wellness and happiness is a life-long quest and it takes a community of like-minded people to get there.  

Happy Campers Gluten Free Bread Lifestyle Camping trip

That’s our purpose and what we’re poised to create here at Happy Campers, a supportive community of real, honest people on a life-long quest to wellness and happiness.  We realize that being gluten-free is just the first step, albeit for most of us an incredibly important one.  There are other pillars besides food, like healthy relationships, environment, movement and mindset that all play a part in achieving wellness and happiness.  We are thrilled to explore all of these together with you. We want to learn, educate, inspire and empower you to flourish, thrive and achieve true wellness and happiness!

The Power of Choice

Besides asking the “why” behind your gluten-free diet, we’d also love for you to consider the Why behind other aspects of your life.  Who do you want to be and why? Who do you want to be remembered as and what do you wish to achieve on this planet? Realize that you have the power to make that choice, and then embark on this incredible journey called life to get there. The ultimate finish line isn’t actually what’s important; it’s about the journey to get there.  It’s about learning; it’s about the friendships you make along the way, and it’s about the person you become in the process.

Dream it and believe it. Remember that it takes time and there are no hacks or short-cuts. This reminds us of Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Less Traveled.” Which path are you going to choose if you are at a crossroads? Will you choose the road that others have followed, or are you going to choose a path of your own? One less traveled? Whatever path you choose it will be your journey. 

Stay True to Yourself

Remember to stay true to yourself and listen to your heart.  Believe in love and the good in the world. Strive to be the best version of yourself and continue to learn and grow in everything that you do. Love yourself unconditionally, even if you stray from your path.  Forgive yourself, course-correct, learn from your mistakes and carry on. Surround yourself with people who motivate you to live your best life and achieve your dreams.

Never stop dreaming, playing, and enjoying life. Find that Purpose and go after it, because the world needs you. Believe in yourself as we believe in you.

Let’s do it, Happy Campers! 🙂

Source

  1. “Field of Dreams” https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Field_of_Dreams
  2. “The Road Less Traveled Idiom Definition” https://grammarist.com/idiom/the-road-less-traveled/