Short Stories

Find Your Happy Place!

Photo by: Tod Stevenson

Clouds.  I find them fascinating and soothing. I can sit on a clear day and just watch them for hours… Letting my mind go blank as my cares and worries seem to float away.

Nature on a whole relaxes me. The sights, the sounds,  the fresh air and all the intricate beauty of God’s masterful creations leaves me in awe and also humbled. From the huge elephant to the tiny ant,  from the tall mountains overhead to the lush, green grass underfoot,  I take it all in and enjoy it thoroughly like a glass of thirst-quenching water.

There was a time I used to be afraid of being alone with my thoughts – – traumatic events would replay at volumes so loud I felt like my head would explode! But I’m in a better place now, focusing on the ‘todays’ and the ‘tomorrows’ for the ‘yesterdays’ I can no longer change — I can only learn from them and move on.

Choosing to be happy leaves the soul free to accept the life we’ve been given, taking from it the best parts, and discarding the rest for it serves no good purpose other than to cause distress. Choosing to be happy frees us from the negativity and helps shift our perspective. We learn to be more grateful even for the littlest of things,  complaining less and finding peace even in the midst of all the chaos.

Find your ‘cloud’  today – – that one thing that relaxes you and makes you forget the sadness, the mayhem,  the crime,  the hate – –  that one thing that shifts your perspective – – that one thing which is your  center,  your core – – your HAPPY PLACE!

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Contents written: February 23,  2015. Edited: March 24, 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises

16 thoughts on “Find Your Happy Place!”

  1. Yes, indeed! Choosing the happy over the dark thoughts is vital! I feel very close to God in His creation myself. One of my favorite places is out in my backyard, hanging clothes on the line with the sun warming my shoulders and an endless blue sky over me. It’s a place and time of heavenly fellowship. Be blessed and find lots of happy today, friend!

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  2. Yes, I love clouds too. I live by the sea and love to watch them from my patio, They are a constant change, and yet remain the same. A little like their Creator ? I think He must have great fun in presenting the settings for our minds to explore itself. Clouds have the knack of setting my mind free, yet to be receptive to new creative thoughts. Love the clouds.
    Love your blog too.

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    1. Thanks for reading. Appreciate the feedback. So glad you too find joy in the creator’s gift to us. Have a lovely day!


  3. I agree! We can’t change the past, no matter how much we may want to. But we can own our present, and determine our own future. Knowing that is empowering, and it frees us to focus on what truly makes us happy! Nice post!

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  4. I agree! we cannot control everything, especially the things that brings us down. WE need to find our ‘cloud’ and focus on the positive things around us and choose to be happy!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Quite a beautiful post. It is wonderful that you are capable of taking with you such a positive outlook and opinions. Good luck to you as great things unfold in your life, and may you continue to share your unique insights with others wanting to know.

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  6. “Letting my mind go blank as my cares and worries seem to float away.”
    Love the wording in your post, very thought-provoking, calming, and inspiring.. all at the same time if that’s even possible! I’d love for you to read about this concept on my blog called “the anthill moment” that came about through some discussions with a friend. It aligns well with your post content and if you find yourself interested, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks so much for sharing!

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