My Happy Place
Today there wasn’t an assigned prompt other than to choose my own. I signed up early (yea me) so I was given bonus prompts and I picked –
“Happy Place. When you need an escape from your condition where do you imagine yourself? Close your eyes and go to your happy place – then describe the sights, sounds, scents, and feelings.”
I could spend hours describing my happy place and why it is my happy place, however I think with the exception of an unfortunate few everyone has likely been to my happy place. (No it isn’t Disney World – although that is in my top ten happy places.) My place lies on any coast around the globe where the water meets the sand. Where tides roll in and wipe away thoughts left behind. To help illustrate this I’ve included some photos I took the last time I visited my happy place.
Like all humans capable of feeling – I harbor all sorts of uglies that stifle me and reduce me to a puddle of self pity. Purging those uglies allows me to move on without muddling through life in a wave of negativity.
I live in a state that has a coast. It isn’t as beautiful as others around the globe but the waters that come to take away my uglies are the same that travel this great world of ours. Taking my pain away to far off places and returning with hope, love, and forgiveness. I don’t get to sink my feet in the sand or wade in the healing waters as often as Id like, but thankfully my brain is tied to them. When I close my eyes I can hear the waves whispering to me that everything will be ok, everything will work out, I will take your pain and raise you happiness. Visualization works wonders for me. The tides help me fall asleep, are with me when I place an infusion site, check a blood sugar at 3am, and while I explain to my dear ones that they didn’t do anything wrong to get diabetes despite what the stranger said to them about cookies. I love my happy place and I hope I never have to be land locked in a state with no coast.