It is Day 23 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and it is our choice. (Of course, it always is my choice but I was not provided a prompt a specific for today). One of our bonus prompts is to describe our “happy place.” I am happy to share mine.
I go to my happy place when I am asked to do so during a guided visualization or when I am under a great deal of stress. It is related to my childhood memory of climbing apple trees in my grandparents small orchard. Apple trees are great for climbing as the branches are closer to the ground than most trees. It is a wonderful memory that I share with my cousins…. summer at grandma’s.
I imagine lying on the ground underneath the tree, looking up into the branches. The sun is shining and there is a gentle breeze blowing. The smell of fresh-cut hay permeates the air. Birds are singing. It is peaceful.
My heart softens when I think of my happy place. It is tied to happy memories of spent with my grandparents on their small farm each summer. I feel at peace when I tap into the memory of it.
I have visited my happy place so many times that I just need to bring it into my awareness and it brings me to peace. It is a happy place.