July 19th, 2018
What is your Happy Place? Think about it
Whether you are a fan of Facebook or not, it does offer food for thought at times, does it not? For instance, there are always pictures and sounds of the ocean which I, for one, cannot ignore. So, yes, I love the beach and the sand and the sun and the ocean and the shells and morning walks and the pier and, and, and. It is a happy place for me. I share this Mojo Moment with you because I asked a friend, a guy, if he had a happy place. He hesitated and it made me realize that we forget about our happy place and the way we feel invigorated and joyful there. As we continued on with our conversation, we both realized that we have more than one happy place. He mentioned two things: a special cabin in the White Mountains and his own home, here in Tucson, surrounded by his plants and his green house. His face lit up when he mentioned these two places.
And, yes, I, too, have more than one happy place that is much closer to home than the beach and it is MY home and it is my very own castle. The other (and do not laugh) is my very favorite dive bar and that is the Bambi. There I am surrounded by authenticity and pleasantness which I find irresistible. Think about your happy place or places, my friends. How does it, or they, make you feel? Interestingly, it does not have to be some faraway place, does it? Think about the joy you experience in your happy place and how easy it is to reflect and refresh there. Go there as often as you can because it is probably in your own backyard.
I'm Carolyn Monjoi of MOJO Consulting. I've recently shifted my focus from helping entrepreneurs to working with women, seasoned women, to help them find a contented, fun and blissful life.