my happy place


It has been said that happiness is a choice.

And while it is true that life happens, and some experiences trigger anything but joy, and while it is true that there is a time for grief and sorrow, there are also those small things which can niggle and wiggle and fester and foster disappointment and stress.

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But then there comes the time when it is good to realize that this is it. No more. It is time to choose to let those nigglers and wigglers go, and to choose instead to be fully here and now. Without disappointment and without stress.

And to cherish and treasure the peace and the joy of this moment that nothing can rob… And to be grateful for all the blessings that are mine right now.

That is my happy place. Regardless of where I am.

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But at the same time, when I am standing here in my favourite corner of the planet — so far — and I am hearing the thunder of the ocean, smelling the air rich with salt, and watching incredible colours paint the sky and the waves, then it is very hard not to be in that place….

a throwback to some happy moments at Cox Bay,
on Vancouver Island’s incredible Pacific west coast
April 21, 2008



In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”



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