Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Find a Happy Place

When life comes at me full force and one calamity seems to follow on the heels of another, I start to replay the words of wisdom spoken by the animated starfish ~Peach~ from Finding Nemo. As trouble literally came knocking in the form of~DARLA!~ and the world was shaking all around her she cried out,..."Find a happy place, find a happy place, find a HAPPY PLACE!"

This weekend my family and I found a happy place, camping in the great outdoors of one of our lovely State Parks.

While the scenery was definitely serene~

What made the trip all the more special was being able to spend four days of uninterrupted time with the people who I hold most dear.

I am so grateful to belong to a very close knit family. I draw a sense of support and acceptance from them that I find no where else. We wash away the stress of hectic times with the occasional sob session and rounds of laughter that leave or sides aching and our eyes watery.

So while the trip allowed me to "disconnect" and convene with nature, the real source of renewal came from the chance to reconnect with the key parts of my foundation, the ones who have guided me and accompanied me along my path of life, the constant in any uncertainty. The happiest place I know....My Family.


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Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda! What a wonderful, positive attitude to have when faced with adversity. Afterall, no one was injured and your family is still intact and very supportive. Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words about my kitty. I KNOW Casper and Landon are romping at the Rainbow Bridge.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Rhonda! Sweetie it looks like you have had one long and full summer! Happy 6th birthday to your darling little man! I was so happy to see your comments on my blog, and I'm happy to see you are blogging again too! Wishing you a wonderful week my friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Peggy said...

I needed your post today. Thanks for reminding me of the happy place I have when all the stress and worries are overpowering daily life. Bet you made lots of memories on your camping trip. :)

Back Through Time said...

Your Happy Place looks so peaceful and nothing better than being with family!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Amen to the family! I feel so sorry for those who have no one around them to love and to be loved by. They are my strength and my life! Glad you got to enjoy yours for a few days without interruption - Vickie