My new, lovely friend, Tarissa, over at Introverted Mama, recently wrote about all the things she finds in her happy place and invited me to join in and share about mine. I have graciously accepted her offer to reflect upon all the things that bring joy, fulfillment, and contentment to my life.
I have to say this opportunity came at exactly the right time… I needed to focus on the positive this week. Sick munchies and toddler battles were getting the best of me! 😉
So what takes me to my happy place?…
Waking up early before anyone else is up in the house to have quiet time alone with my savior.
A solitary run to work out my thoughts.
Hot, sweaty, make me a noodle, yoga.
Recounting my memories of all the places I have been blessed to travel.
Watching swallows dance upon the wind.
Red poppies and cypress trees in the Italian countryside.
Sunflowers that never lose their gaze upon the sun.
White floribunda roses in full bloom.
Long golden rays of sunshine and brisk air on an autumn walk.
The magic of watching my children discover the world around them.
Resting, holding my husband’s hand at the end of a long day.
A moment to sit, relax, and read, with a cup of hot coco.
The thought of waking up to that perfect cup of coffee.
Gelato. Real gelato.
Nesting. Organizing. Planning.
Listening to music that invokes a heart of worship.
Being truly surrendered to my King.
I’m sure I have missed a few things… but I think this paints a pretty good picture of where I find my happy place.
I am so grateful for this opportunity to reflect on all that is and has been a blessing in my life. On all the things that bring me happiness and gratitude. I would like to invite Abi at Joy In My Kitchen, Rebekah at Surviving Toddlerhood, Mikki at The Not So Perfect Housewife, Ashley at Taylors 4 You, and Tracey at Tma’s Never Give Up, to also share on their happy place.
Ladies, where do you find your happy place? What calls to you from those deep places and brings completion? Those things that speak to your soul? I would love for you to join in.