Before I had Charlie, when I used to carry a purse more regularly, I carried around a tattered old envelope that had three words written on the outside:
A Happy Place
Inside that envelope, I put a few things that make me really happy.
A picture of the Golden Gate Bridge that I took back in 2000, to remind me of all the places I want to go,
A picture of my mom as a girl, because I love thinking of what she must have been like before I knew her as "mom",
A note from Roy, to remind me that I'm loved,
Some stamps that I love, to remind me of beauty, but especially this,
One of Roy's business cards, to remind me how important it is to find one's vocation,
A printout of this blog entry, which always serves me with a healthy dose of idealism.
In the hustle and bustle of having a baby, the contents of my purse got emptied and shifted around and it wasn't until recently that I re-discovered my happy place. A nice re-surprise, indeed.
Do you have a happy place? If so, what's in it?