• Everyone Has A Happy Place

by Michael Wilson August 21, 2020

Everyone Has A Happy Place

With Summer travel plans falling by the wayside. I keep hearing people say how they are going to "Miss going to their Happy Place this year".  But trust me you can get there, because your happy place isn't always a destination.  The truth is that it's something inside us all.  We just need a way to find it.

As a kid, I could always remember the way I felt when I got a brand new pair of sneakers.  Shiny and bright, the smell of the leather, the fresh laces snuggling up the shoes upon my feet... And here’s the important part:  The feeling that I could leap further, jump higher, and run faster than anyone.

Now, of course, I couldn’t run, jump or leap any more than I could with my old pair of sneaks  –But I didn’t feel that way, and I knew it really wasn’t the new sneakers, but rather how I choose to feel when I put them on.  The sneakers themselves were simply the trigger to get to those feelings. --My Happy Place!

Trust me, we’re all wearing those sneakers, those “Ruby Slippers of Happiness” everyday.  We just need to learn to “Tap-Tap-Tap” them, because that’s all it takes to feel happy, even when things get us down.  You just have to find your own trigger to find that place –And everyone’s is different, but I assure you everyone has one.

Maybe it’s a song, a scent, a favorite t-shirt, a book, the view from your bedroom window, the smile of a friend, the beach, the hug of a loved one, an afternoon jog –Or two scoops of Rocky Road Ice cream with hot fudge and whipped cream!  It's there.  It exists, and I promise you everyone has one –Because everyone has happiness somewhere inside them. 

So, if we can't get away to our "Happy Place Destination" this summer, remember that there's always one waiting for us inside.  So grab your hat, a big spoon (extra whipped cream), and maybe a chair by the pool --And we'll be waiting for you with our Smile!



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