Thursday, January 5, 2012

Finding Your Happy Place

After a crazy December, our family is in the process of healing once again.  This time, the healing is heading in the right direction.  Oldest daughter is out of her cast, the pins have been removed and she is learning how to use scissors and remembering how to hold a pencil with her right hand.  All of this from a shattered scaphoid.

Now that she is on the mend, I am starting to research ideas on fun destinations.  Locally, we are surrounded by indoor waterparks and ofcourse, there is always the possibility of an exciting roadtrip to the home of our favorite mouse. 

Even if we decide not to go anywhere, just daydreaming about finding our happy place is helping all of us to feel happier.

Something about the allure of tropical destinations whether man-made or natural, actually warms us and makes the January cold seem much farther away than it really is.  In thinking about it, this is actually our happy place.   Nurturing our imagination helps to keep depression, anxiety and stress at bay, which unfortunately, tends to be lurking when dealing with lifelong illness (like type 1 diabetes) or short-term disabilities (like broken scaphoids). 

As I write this, my mind is wandering to a place on a white-sand beach, surrounded by palm trees, with the scent of tropical flowers in the air - and all while watching my husband and children frolic in the waves with perfect blood sugars.

Ahhhh, doesn't that feel better? 

What is your happy place?


Anonymous said...

I'm still voting for a "mousetrip" :)

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Ahhhh.... it is really the happiest place on earth, isn't it?