September 14, 2009

30 Days of Happiness, Day 20: A Happy Place

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?


Angie Eats Peace said...

I love that picture of your mom.

I definitely find my "happy" place, when I run. I truly take the time to reflect and appreciate all my blessings.
It is then that I take inventory of how fortunate I am for my health, mobility, family, job, etc.

inflammatory writ said...

I find my happy place when I write, sometimes. Or if I just get a really excellent cup of coffee and wander around NYC.

That pic of the Golden Gate is incredible. I ADORED San Francisco. There was something deeply magical about it for me.

amber said...

I love the idea of an envelope carrying reminders of your "happy place."

Bluebirdbaby said...

This is so great! What a terrific idea. I love reading your thoughts. Enjoy the last days of happiness posts! xoxo