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