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The Happiest Place on Earth

The Happiest Place on Earth

Where is your happy place?

No, no, not that one. We’re talking about someplace you actually visit when you want to relax or blow off steam, like a spa or favorite boutique. Or someplace away from it all, like a nature trail. Or maybe you’re most relaxed in your own house, curled up in your favorite chair with a good book.

Regardless of where this place is, what makes it so relaxing? Being pampered? The buzz of the crowd? Solitude and serenity? Notice what calms you, and make it a point to do more of it when you’re stressed, including visiting your special place.

Again, not that one.

If you don’t have a special place, find one. Think back to what you were doing during some of your most relaxing experiences. Hiking up a mountain? Exploring an Audubon property? Handing the sales clerk your credit card? Find someplace that matches that description and presto, instant special place. Go there and see for yourself.

Posted: 2/20/09
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Going into a favorite rock & mineral shop and just looking at nature's beautiful handiwork, appreciating the sounds, sights & smells of the ocean or mountains. Taking a ferry boat ride, reading a book at the library, gardening . . . . all are my very fqvorite special places.


It's gardening and cooking for me.