Tuesday, May 21, 2013

International Be Positive Day

"Do you have a happy place?  You know, the place that you feel your very best.  Your heart is content. Your mind relaxed.  A place that you go to (physically or mentally) where you can breath.

Saying positive things not only helps the person who reads it feel better, but it also helps the person who wrote it.  Let's face it, writing is a hard gig.  There is more rejection than acceptance in this industry, but we can help each other by showing our support for our fellow writers and friends (and even strangers) by saying or doing something positive."

 Sharon K. Mathew invited folks to participate in this and I thought it was a great idea. Here's my little slice of happiness:

This is the condo I stayed at with some of my family a few years ago on Sanibel Island. Right through that opening and up the stairs to the fourth floor...

This is the view from our condo to the beach we sat on, played at, swam, and walked to our heart's content.
This is me at the bird sanctuary right around the corner.






















And this is the lighthouse we walked to our last day, collecting shells along the way, wading in the warm waters, and wishing we didn't have to get on a plane and go home quite yet...

Sanibel is my happy place. I don't think I was ever more relaxed or at peace than when I was walking along that beach and searching for the perfect shell. If there's a Heaven, this is mine, and yes! You are welcome to share :)

Where is your happy place?

28 comments:

  1. I could relax there.
    Look at you with a parrot!
    I've both visited and lived in England, and exploring any of the castles there or in Scotland is my happy place. With my wife of course - she makes it perfect.

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  2. Love your happy places. So glad Sharon and Robyn organized this today.

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  3. now, that's a lovely day - a positive day!

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  4. I'm with Alex. England and Wales are my happy place. I would move there so fast if I won the lottery. :)

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  5. Sanibel is a wonderful place. Years ago, my daughters and I used to hang out there every six weeks on weekends. Our mini vacation from the life of being a single mom with lots of stress. The girls and I loved it there.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  6. Alec and LG: I'm with you there, too. I've never been to England but I think I know more about it's history than I do ours for all the research I've done. I have three books full of English Country Houses. How I would love to tour them all!

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  7. Sanibel is gorgeous. I haven't been there in years. You look so happy, Marcy.

    I love the castles of England. I have never been to Scotland, but I will in the near future. My next European trip will definitely be the British Isles. I have been all of Europe, but I missed, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. I can't wait to drive around the countryside... on the left, of course... SO FREAKY and scary. Lol.

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  8. Sanibel is an awesome happy place! We went there years ago and caught shells. :) I carried enough back home I could give all my students one.

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  9. What a great 'happy place'. I've yet to visit Sanibel, but have heard tons of great stuff about it.

    The beach is always a good 'happy place' :)

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  10. Marcy, Sanibel is my happy place, too! My younger son was born in Ft. Myers, so Sanibel is very much a part of my heart. I hope to go back there in the next year or so.

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  11. Happy places are great fun. I love them and am thankful for them. So great to see your picture. I had no idea it was international be positive day. Good thing it wasn't yesterday, because that's when I posted Funk-a-Monk.

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  12. On the coast, beach or not. Someplace I can see the ocean and hear it. And preferably without a crowd of people around. Love the photos!

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  13. Wow! I had no idea there were so many Sanibel lovers out there. I'm in good company, I think :)

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  14. Happy place? Hmmm. Must get one of those.

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  15. I love the water, so just about anyplace on the water makes me happy, especially if that water is the ocean. Love the mountains, too, and beautiful gardens, and historical places and museums, and... lots of places. Come to think of it, maybe every place can be a happy place if we carry the happy around inside of us.

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    1. Good point - although not always as easy to implement, methinks.

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  16. Hiking in the desert has always been my happy place. :)

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    1. That's a place I've yet to visit - but it's on my list :)

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  17. I'm still hoping to hear from you on your M: I'm soliciting work for a special A-Z edition of The Woven Tale Press and would love to use that post (I left you a comment there, on the magellanic clouds) You can see the magazine here: http://woventalepress.com

    Rather than submit there, please just email me your approval at sandratyler@me.com referecencing this URL ASAP.

    Thank you!

    Sandra

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    1. so sorry you've been waiting! I just sent you my okay.

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  18. What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing a happy memory of yours for Be Positive day! :)

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  19. beautiful pictures! I can imagine by Sanibel would be your happy place:D
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  20. Great message. I'm surrounded by negative people. Example, I recently told some folks that I invested in the stock market to make some cash. One person said, "I hope the stock market crashes." I was like "You negative asshole..."

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    1. Wow, that's a pretty crappy thing to say. Sometimes you have to wonder what's wrong with some people...maybe they need to go to Sanibel :)

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  21. My happy place would be in California, somewhere along the coast preferably.

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