Sandy Creek…

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This is my Happy place.

A place where you can forget about all the hustle and bustle of the daily life. Where all of the inner struggles can be set aside. Where you can sit back and think about all that you have achieved so far and know that you are capable of so much more.

My happy place is where expectations are not in sight. A place where there is no one expecting something from you. A place where all of the worries that you have can be removed from the present mind. A place where you can sit and the silence can speak so many words. You can listen to the breeze blow through the trees and the birds sing as they fly around. Where the fish jump in the pond and the ripples float all the way to the shore. Where the ducks will land for a swim, while the turtles pop their heads up.

My happy place is where you can walk in the sandy creek and watch your bare feet sink. Where you can lay on the sand hidden away from the rest of the world and watch the clouds drift by. Minutes ticking by to hours as you lay there forgetting everything, only listening to the sound of nature. Where the start of a four-wheeler engine disturbs the silence and just for a moment you are taken back to the reality of things; until you look around and realize that the happy place is still there. A place that reminds you of all the wonderful things God has done for us and continues to do for us on a daily basis.

This simple place is my happy place. A place where you only get one or two channels on the old television. Where cell reception is fuzzy depending on where you are standing. Oddly, I look forward to no cell reception. Being happy. Where memories have been created. Where new memories are made and shared. Where your daughter learns the same things you learned when you were a child. Where the generations all come together and enjoy each other’s company because you never know when it might be the last time.

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Find your happy place.

Find the place where you can let the world go and find the joy in the little things. Find your happy place and take the time to go there often. Find your happy place and share it with your loved ones. Find your happy place and do not it go. Life is too short to be always burdened about what comes next.

Take the time to live in the present.

Enjoy that happiness and see things, really see things for the beauty of what they are. I have had my ups and downs, my trials and tribulations just like everyone else. It is the way you look at the outcomes of things that shapes you as a person. It has taken me some time to understand this but being at my happy place makes everything clearer.

So find your happy place, wherever or whatever it may be, enjoy it and take the time to appreciate it and all that it does for you.

 

 

Isaiah 40:31 –    ” but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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