My Happy Place…

This photo, may seem non impressive, random, ordinary… But to me it’s everything. I have been all over the world looking for a better “something”, somewhere or  even someone at times to make me happy… happier. Recently I cleaned out my guest room of all things that would make a guest feel comfortable and at home.. Coming to the realization that I rarely have guests, especially after covid.  I took out the oversize King bed, nightstand, TV. I stood in an empty room with an idea.  I breathed in the energy. Mediated for a moment and then began.  I crawled around the crawl space in search of all my favorite things that were stored in boxes.  I organized closets, under beds, even the garage looking for things that “served” me that I had neglected for months, even years. Putting up all the books I collected from my travels and years of being a reader. My bibles given to me since I was born from loved ones and ones that I love. My crystal apple that adorns my name, NYC Marathon, date and time I ran it… A reminder I CAN do anything if I have enough desire.  My grandmother’s sewing machine passed down ( I WILL get back to sewing someday).  My warming blanket to keep me warm as I sit and journal, reflecting on days gone by and praying for the days to come…

You see, this photo is special … maybe just to me,  but it’s a reminder everyday when I walk into it, breathing in, exhaling out while counting my many blessing that happiness is right where I am.  I don’t need to move to a different state, climate , country… I don’t need to buy more stuff, I don’t need someone to “complete” me because I am a whole.  But I am so so satisfied with all the things I DO have, the great love that my friends, family and my sweetie show me each and every day.

This photo.. Can you feel the smile on my face ?

I truly hope anyone reading this can find their happiness right where they are as well…

xoxo