There was a photo challenge asking what my Happy Place is. More specifically, the photo challenge asked where I go to get my “groove back”. Recharging batteries – the mental ones – is such an important idea and something none of us do as often as we really should.
I noticed that there are companies in Sweden switching to 6 hour workdays, and there are companies in the United States now providing unlimited vacation. Businesses in Europe have been participating in “siestas” for as long as I can remember. We all need to remember to “find the time” and just relax. To let go of the stress and the worry. Sometimes taking a daytrip to a beautiful place, or even just an hour in your own neck of the woods, can be very powerful on our psyche.
I enjoy many places. My husband loves the ocean and places far away from humanity. I love the mountains and the woods, but most importantly the trees. To quote Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, “We’ll find safety and solace in the trees.” I find this to be one-hundred percent true. Trees create their own music, they creak with age and exude a powerful knowledge of what used to be.
So here is my happy place. Where is yours?