I found this quaint, yet inviting volleyball court while traveling on the remote roads of Batan Island in the Philippines. Filipino people in general have endured a lot of poverty and horrific typhoons, but remain some of the most joyful, optimistic, and welcoming people I have ever had the privilege of interacting with. I truly believe that happiness in this life isn’t found in having everything one wants. True happiness is achieved when you can find joy in whatever circumstance you find yourself in. This can at times be difficult, but I am encouraged towards this end by the love of life that I have seen in the Filipino people.