I’ve not done weekly challenges for awhile, but in light of recent events and activities, the current topic seems more than fitting. I have been so inspired this past week that I began writing multiple posts although, they’ve become rather intertwined by now. I’m going to keep putting them up anyways, because you don’t seem to mind just so long as I’m writing again :)
Happy, Happy Places!
So, my first and foremost happy place is being with those whom I love and care about the most.
My other happiest place or sanctuary if you will, is anywhere in the great outdoors with beautiful scenery where I’m surrounded by mother nature.
Most recently, my happiest place included a beach front condo for the week that we were extremely blessed to share with someone else.
The condo itself was beautiful, fully equipped and stocked, everything was remote-controlled or motion censored (even the toilets from Japan) and it had a disappearing glass wall right smack on the ocean front! You talk about feeling spoiled!! The real beauty was our view though and what lay right outside the front door.
It was such a beautiful thing… To rise and rest each day with the sound of the waves, sharing one amazing sunset after another, being able to play hard after working hard, having an opportunity to just hang out, being able to relax and get to know one another…
For a few splendid days I finally relaxed. I forgot about the bills, let my guard down, wrote a few chapters of my book, started a couple of poems, spent quality time with those I’m closest to, and prayed… I slept feeling safe and content, was free to be myself, didn’t feel stressed, and even ate us out of house and home which, is something I never do, lol!
I wandered around freely… Aimlessly even, laid in the sand, played in the ocean, I got to clear my head and focus, reflect, and take time out. I never take time out.
All day long, I got to come and go from the beach…
I’m so grateful and feel so blessed! God knew I needed this… More time with friends, more play time with my girl, and more time to reconnect personally. It began to stir passions and reignited lost dreams. It is good everyone… Very, very good!
So, where is my happy place? It’s next to the ones I love and anywhere outdoors that has warm weather and beautiful surroundings.
Hope you enjoy the quick pics! Most are off my phone and unedited.
Where is your happiest place?
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